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Changing plans

Well, I kind of got concerned about my itinerary when I read a story recently about a Fox reporter who found himself on the TSA watch list for, apparently, flying into Istanbul on an open-jaw ticket (which I planned to do) - story here http://nws.mx/1vAYMNg . Evidently individuals interested in traveling to Syria to engage in conflict frequently fly into Turkey on one-way tickets and then travel overland, which may explain the event. Unfortunately you can't just call up the TSA and ask them "Hi, how can I avoid getting on the watch list?" - that would probably get you on it automatically :) ! So I changed my ticket to Athens instead of Istanbul. Certainly not a problem as I have never been to that wonderful historic city either but kind of a shame; a sad sign of the times in some ways.

Posted by tdeits 13:44

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