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How to save $90 at the airport ✈️Airport Freakout

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u/Hanamafana Aug 17 '22

Gets to keep the trucks and the wheels at least.

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u/happytree23 Aug 17 '22

The deck itself is $50 if he doesn't own a skate company. Still saved $40 this way.

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u/gh0stegrl Aug 19 '22

I came to say this. seriously all he has to replace is the deck and you don’t need more than like $40-60 for a nice one.

“That was unnecessary sir” god stfu he wasn’t being aggressive or violent, she just didn’t expect it.

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u/chusbruh Aug 17 '22

Honestly that’s all I’d want, buy a new board for like 60, great excuse if you need a new board but have been putting it off

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u/PeanutButterSoda Aug 17 '22 Wholesome

He apparently owns the deck company, makes this way better.

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u/rsg1234 Aug 17 '22

Then why does he punish himself by flying Spirit?

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u/zeroblorp Aug 17 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo! Starry Rocket Like I'll Drink to That Respect

A lot of skateboarders like to do tricks where they’re not quite sure if they’ll stick the landing.

I suspect flying Spirit gives them that same rush of not knowing if the landing will succeed.

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u/lankyleper Aug 17 '22

This is such a well-crafted diss at Spirit, I don't think it will ever be surpassed.

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u/Trillabee503 Aug 17 '22

Spirit more like spirint

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u/remaglvl0001 Aug 17 '22

Fuck thats good

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u/squeagy Aug 17 '22

He owns a skateboard company lol, this isn't Jon Burton

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u/PeanutButterSoda Aug 17 '22

No one said he owned a successful deck company.

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u/FeelingsAreNotFact Aug 17 '22

Bearings too.

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u/Bleaaargh Aug 17 '22

Screws, nuts, and bushings too

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u/super-zero Aug 17 '22

Also the memories, even if they weren't so great.

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u/Legitimate-Stuff-808 Aug 17 '22

He tastes like you, only sweeeeter

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u/PM_ME_UR_TICKET_STUB Aug 17 '22

Dude was a n00b. I fly with my skateboard all the time. I remove the trucks before hand and place them in my bag. Slide the deck by itself between my back & my bag. Vast majority of the time, nobody notices (or at least doesn't say anything). The few times someone at the gate pointed it out, I showed them how thin it is, and that not only can it slide under the seat in front of my perfectly fine, but if I place it in the overhead bin, someone's bag can still easily fit sitting on top of it. I've never had an issue doing it this way.

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u/BetterField Aug 17 '22

How often do you fly spirit tho? Who actively try to gouge you in baggage fees to make up for cheap tickets

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u/ebjazzz Aug 17 '22

I mean, he literally owns the deck company. I doubt he’s a noob - just caught the wrong employee enforcing the stupid airlines policy and didn’t feel like dealing with their shit.

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u/CorrectPeanut5 Aug 17 '22

It's spirit. Their whole business model is based on squeezing customers for every penny.

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u/exccord Aug 17 '22

I am surprised they dont tell you that they can be used as a weapon (TSA). I tried bringing tire chains with me once because ill be damned if I threw away $50-75 when I didnt even get a chance to use them. They took my shit.

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u/Jiannies Aug 17 '22

At the airport security in Oaxaca Mexico, the security dude encouraged us to kill the bottle of mezcal rather than toss it. Even showed us the little baggie of salt attached

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u/The_Year_of_Glad Aug 17 '22

I once watched a guy chug an entire handle of vodka at the security checkpoint, because the TSA wasn’t going to let him bring it on the plane. Modern problems require modern solutions.

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u/jeremy704 Aug 17 '22

This happened to me flying to a wedding once. My cousin brought a bunch of mini wine bottles in his carry on the drink on the plane, but they were over the 3 ounce limit. TSA told that we could either drink them or throw them away. We stood in front of the TSA line chugging wine and handing bottles out to others in line with us. Everyone was cool with it.

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u/Jenkins6736 Aug 17 '22

This is believable - especially since wine is anywhere from 10-35 proof. A handle is 1.75L which is equal to 60 ounces of 80 proof alcohol. Even if it was straight water it would take more than a handful of minutes to drink. I’m calling BS on the handle part of the story. It’s an obscene amount of alcohol to be drank just willy-nilly while making your way through TSA security.

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u/goblin_pidar Aug 17 '22

yeah and it’s equivalent to roughly 40 standard drinks. that’s more than enough to give you alcohol poisoning or at least make you completely comatose blackout in like 10 minutes

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u/SubstationSteel Aug 17 '22

I saw a family of 5 and each person had two grocery bags full of fuckin live lobsters, none of them spoke English, and TSA just gave up and let them carry them on

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u/CHEMO_ALIEN Aug 17 '22

Ah the old "pretend you don't speak English to smuggle the lobsters" trick

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u/TheycallmeCheapsuits Aug 17 '22

The whole fucking airport stopped when he snapped that deck lmao

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u/Namelessgoldfish Aug 17 '22

I mean it was probably loud as fuck lmao. A loud crack at an airport is going to cause a scene

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u/bondfreak05 Aug 17 '22

going to cause a scene

This happened at LAS this weekend during the DEFCON exodus. Some loud noise spooked the whole airport for active shooter and TSA had to re-screen hundreds of people

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u/dirtydigs74 Aug 17 '22

They shut down Sydney for a vibrator in a bin once.

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u/CaptainSnugShorts Aug 17 '22 Gold

Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor, but every once in a while... it's a dildo. Of course it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article "a" dildo, never "your" dildo.

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u/valencedanger Aug 18 '22

But I don't own a dild-

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u/Ashbell_Rorickson Aug 17 '22 Wholesome

It's literally cheaper to smash the board at that price. He saved money by destroying it.

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u/L1TCH420 Aug 17 '22

honestly checking it probably wouldve damaged it more than that too. he saved his bearings/trucks/wheels from spending even more money to replace those too

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u/kurtanglesmilk Aug 17 '22 Wholesome

Skateboards are designed to be smashed around on the floor you’re not gonna have to buy new trucks because they were mishandled by baggage staff

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u/LSDkiller Aug 18 '22

That comment got 1.5 thousand upvotes. This is why I hate reddit.

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u/DonutOwlGaming Aug 18 '22

You don't understand. It's spirit airlines...

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u/kylec00per Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

I had the same issue with spirit, my suitcase was too big for carry on and we had an extra ticket, they wouldn't let us put the bag in the seat they wanted us to pay extra. So I stuffed all my clothes into a smaller bag and just left rhe suitcase there, it was cheaper to toss the suitcase.

Edit: It was not a full sized suitcase, it was tiny and would've fit under/in front of that seat anyway, it was 2 inches over the limit. We put our carry on bags in that empty seat and no one said a thing the whole flight.

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u/lemonsqueezy19 Aug 17 '22

put the bag in the seat

Have you never flown on a plane before? No airline will let you put a bag on a seat.

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u/leftistidealist Aug 17 '22

Not true, I've witnessed a cello have its own seat. There's usually an extra seat policy for special items. I would guess a general purpose suitcase would not qualify.

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u/eekamuse Aug 17 '22

My guitar had it's own seat. No way would I put that in someone else's hands. It looked cute with a seat belt on.

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u/Captain_scoots Aug 17 '22

Now how the hell are you gonna put an o2 mask on a guitar in case of emergency?

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u/Soleniae Aug 17 '22 Take My Energy

After you don one yourself, obviously.

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u/Tinfoilhatmaker Aug 17 '22

A guitar solo. Now that's a coo stick.

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u/tintinsays Aug 17 '22

Instruments and other special items have different rules; suitcases have to be stowed.

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u/tonyrocks922 Aug 17 '22

Cellos and other large instruments are exceptions, and they need a specific ticket and boarding pass issued for them. You can't just use a ticket for someone who didn't show up for an instrument on any airline.

They also need to be in a non-exit row and non-bulkhead window seat so as to not block egress in an emergency, they can't be put into any seat.

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u/mudturnspadlocks Aug 17 '22

Skateboard manufacturers love this one simple trick

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u/orangechicken21 Aug 17 '22

But airlines hate it!!!

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u/PlenitudeOpulence Plenty Aug 17 '22

#lifehacks

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u/Kritical02 Aug 17 '22

He is a skateboard manufacturer

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u/bumjiggy Aug 17 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

He is a skateboard manufracturer

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u/lazergator Aug 17 '22

I thought this was a typo then realized how clever it was

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u/Ginoblee Aug 17 '22

Who is he?

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u/leekdonut Aug 17 '22

Shaun Hover from Untitled Skateboards, a Christian company that sells "high quality skateboard decks and merch that glorifies god".

The skate culture is very dark and it is dragging kids down! We are running after them with every resource we have. Constantly figuring out new ways to minister to them right where they’re at. Its not about us, its all about Him.

John 3:30 say it all: “He must become greater, I must become less”
We are not religious, we are followers of Jesus Christ.

So, uh... Yeah.

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u/Kritical02 Aug 17 '22

Reminds me of the King of the Hill episode with the radical youth group.

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u/linsilou Aug 17 '22

Can't you see you're not making Christianity better, you're just making skateboarding worse!

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u/badbatch Aug 17 '22

Are y'all with the cult?

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u/Askmeaboutmy_Beergut Aug 17 '22

"Can you tell me where the cult is?"

"Lol we're not a cult! We're a group of people who spread love and ...."

"Yep, this is it!"

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u/hell2pay Aug 17 '22

We are not religious, we are followers of Jesus Christ.

These are the same pictures

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u/Epic-fax_denier Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22 Wholesome

Cheaper to get a new board I guess

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u/vaginaspeedbag Aug 17 '22

Pro decks are $50-60 bucks so yeah I’d say he saved money hahaha.

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u/AsherMcFly Aug 17 '22

Plus he owns the deck company

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u/populisttrope Aug 17 '22

Yea cheaper to focus the deck

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u/loki-is-a-god Aug 17 '22

"that was unnecessary sir"

No. $90 luggage fees are unnecessary. Ma'am.

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u/IceNein Aug 17 '22

What even was that comment from her? He destroyed his own property. Who cares? If he kicked down the standee I could see getting upset.

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u/McBrodoSwagins Aug 17 '22

Only thing I can think of why she said that is cause it's pretty fuckin loud lol can't really tell on video (though I rewatched and you can hear the echo) but I've gone through hundreds of boards over the years and seen even more get snapped and that shit sounds like a firecracker sometimes

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u/Top-Cheese Aug 17 '22

I’ve heard of some airlines not letting people carry on trucks unless they’re attached to a board. He did the right thing.

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u/Marshmallow_man Aug 17 '22

yeah, but you gotta tap X a bunch.

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u/gaybillcosby Aug 17 '22

Times must be tough is he’s still flying Spirit

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u/regoapps Aug 17 '22

They had to reduce their travel budget, because their owner keeps breaking the company boards

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u/mki_ Aug 17 '22

He owns a skateboard deck company, not a goldmine.

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u/afterbirth_slime Aug 17 '22

People on Reddit greatly overestimate shit like this all the time.

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u/crypticfreak Aug 17 '22

I run a company with a buddy. Reddit treats the average busines owner like they're Elon Musk.

I make less money now than I did working full time and I work 4x as much. There's some perks to it but it's not like I have a private jet and house in Jamaica. Our employees make more than us.

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u/evDev84 Aug 17 '22

I remember being given cookies by southwest. Cookies

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u/alaskafish Aug 17 '22

Getting from one place to the other quickly and cheaply is more important to me than getting from one place to the other comfortably.

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u/PolicyArtistic8545 Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22 Silver

I mean, I agree with flying economy instead of first class but I will NEVER fly Spirit again. And it’s not really cheaper considering you have the pay the oxygen surcharge if you don’t hold your breath the entire flight.

Edit: thanks for the award but save your money so you can breathe the next time you fly spirit

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u/mullett Aug 17 '22

There is so many insane looo holes to jump through and it’s uncomfortable but pre-pandemic we flew round trip from portland to Chicago for $79 each round trip. Had to go to the airport to buy, brought back packs only, flew red eye but it worked.

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u/el-dongler Aug 17 '22

The only reason I got to see my now wife once or twice a month while she was in school were due to these flights. Dallas to Chicago almost always under $100. Gotta leave at 6 am but TBH I'd rather get travel done early so I've got a full day to goof off with her or whatever city you're visiting.

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u/PM_ME_CUTE_FEMBOYS Aug 17 '22

I've always preferred the very early or very late flights, purely due to the fact the airports are, in my experience, less crazy, and the planes are rarely full... Which means always a solid chance of having no one sit next to you, or.. if luck is truly with you, having the whole row to yourself.

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u/el-dongler Aug 17 '22

Man that was super nice during covid. Whole areas of the plane to myself. Not so lucky these days. Just flew southwest to and from Chicago and they were both full.

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u/Dat_Butt_Hot Aug 17 '22

Have you flown JetBlue recently? Blows Spirits shit show out of the water, imo. Fitting they are acquiring them I suppose.

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u/gaybillcosby Aug 17 '22

Fair, but if I’ve learned one thing from flying semi-regularly it’s that the cheapo airlines advertise a good price, but will quickly make it up with nickel and dime bullshit (see: this video). You’re better off paying more up front for a Delta than paying a low price with Spirit only to show up to your gate and be harassed about your carryon size and forced to pay more.

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u/PM_ME_CUTE_FEMBOYS Aug 17 '22

If you arent traveling with any bags, Then you can probably fly cheaper on the nickle and dimers.

but in my experience, if flying with luggage, Southwest is the best bang for buck around.. Since you get 2 free checked bags, plus carry on, plus personal bag, in the base cost of the ticket (Which, for the flights I took, was only around 100 bucks +/- 10 bucks depending on time of day and the beating of a butterflies wings in brazil)

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u/Lonelan Aug 17 '22

Fuck that, comfort and stress free is the way for me

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u/iwantoseeboobs Aug 17 '22

He might own the company, but he is still a skater

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u/R3VIVAL-MOD3 Aug 17 '22

Sometimes lately they’re the only option depending on your destination. Ive seen only spirit snd frontier as options before. Not great

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u/IkariiGendo Aug 17 '22

Who is he?

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u/_hell_is_empty_ Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Shaun Hover (it’s in the TikTok stamp). And he doesn’t own the deck company (Untitled), but that is his deck.

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u/xrubicon13 Aug 17 '22

His deck does say: "Brought nothing, take nothing"

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u/U_PassButter Aug 17 '22

I can't even knock him. I did the same thing in Paris. On the way back from a study abroad trip, my luggage handle was stuck and wouldn't collapse down. They said it couldn't fly so, in the middle of the airport, I stomped on the handle and ripped it off. It was either that, or call my dad to explain how I missed my flight back to the the U.S. from Paris. They said the same thing to me, that they said to this guy. But, me and my luggage made it home

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u/SycoJack Aug 17 '22

They said the same thing to me, that they said to this guy.

That is more infuriating than the rules.

Can't fly cause the handle on your luggage is broken so you remove the handle.

"ThAtS nOt NeCeSsArY."

Oh, so you're gonna let me fly with the handle permanently extended?

"No"

Then get the fuck out of here with that bullshit.

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u/Ace_Marine Aug 17 '22

"ThAtS nOt NeCeSsArY."

"Neither is half the fees I wind up being gouged out of on my way through booking a fucking plane ticket or the terminal prison that charges me $5 for a bottle of fucking water.

The cursing wasn't necessary either but I figured it was the only thing you get for fucking free around here."

Who would say this... What character would say this properly to personify the manic psychopath in all of us when we're held hostage by "company policy" or "terms of service?"

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u/CalaveraFeliz Aug 17 '22

Sterling Archer would probably nail that one.

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u/Ace_Marine Aug 17 '22

Archer could capture the energy and the cursing necessary to properly deliver these lines. You nailed it. I heard it in his voice and it's exactly how I expected it to sound in my head.

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u/CockStamp45 Aug 17 '22

Yeah I guess you still have the trucks, bearings and wheels. So yeah it's actually probably cheaper although not exactly convenient lol.

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u/Will_Leave_A_Mark Aug 17 '22

Decks wear, get too much flex, and break eventually. He was ready or thinking about replacing it soon anyways to do this. I mean if you skate you're going to trash a deck anyways.

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u/SockMonkey1128 Aug 17 '22

That, maybe. But a new deck is like half what they wanted to charge him. So it would literally be cheaper and he'd have a new deck...

And someone else mentioned he owns the deck company, so I'd imagine his costs for the new deck are even less. (like he probably doesn't have to "pay" but the company still has costs to produce the deck)

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u/dstwtestrsye Aug 17 '22

It's 8 screws to transfer everything over to a new deck. I'd undo then redo 8 screws to save $90 any day.

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u/pocket_eggs Aug 17 '22

Plus you get a new deck.

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u/PM_ME_UR_TICKET_STUB Aug 17 '22

Exactly this. One time Frontier wanted to charge me for an at-gate carry on for my skateboard. I already had the trucks and wheels removed and in my bag. I was carrying the thin piece of wood by itself. It was like 5 months old at that point. I simply told them it would be much cheaper for me to just buy a new one once I landed, and placed it in their trash can behind the counter.

They chased me down the ramp and handed it back and said "just take it".

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u/Badfiish Aug 17 '22

The rare time humanity overrules corporate progamming

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u/IXISIXI Aug 17 '22

I think it's mostly fear of losing your job over someone else's cheap stuff. Someone else's cheap stuff can't feed your family.

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u/BitterLeif Aug 17 '22

I worked at places that would fire somebody just because they liked putting the fear into everyone else who remained.

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u/diiejso Aug 17 '22

I had security tell me I couldn’t fly with my almost empty tube of toothpaste that I’d flown with a dozen times. They suggested I leave security to mail it home. I laughed and said throw it away I’m not doing a 2 hour security line again and missing my flight to mail 25 cents worth of toothpaste. They acted like I was insane for not wanting to do that and almost got taken for the extensive screening. Idiots.

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u/spartagnann Aug 17 '22

I remember not long after the liquids enforcement began, the trash cans in one airport were just overflowing with every type of can, bottle, container, etc.

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u/David-S-Pumpkins Aug 17 '22

Very safe and very sane.

More than 3oz of liquid is dangerous so go ahead dump that into this giant container full of dangerous liquid!

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u/0nlyRevolutions Aug 17 '22

One time the security person took a tube of my hair gel, squeezed half of it into the garbage to get the total under 3oz, then gave the rest of it back to me hahaha.

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u/Pure_Reason Aug 17 '22

It’s almost like the TSA is entirely performative and is not effective at stopping actual attackers

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u/cuirboy Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

My crazy TSA story is that we took a quality 8-inch chef's knife, among a few other items for the kitchen, in our checked bag on vacation because often rental homes don't have good cooking equipment. On the way back, it somehow got mistakenly put in a carry on. But our kid also put her full water bottle in the carry on. TSA freaked out about the water and made us pour it out. Fair enough. But they were so focused on the water that they somehow missed the knife. We didn't know it was there until we unpacked at home. So that's how we had a sharp, pointy, 8-inch knife in the cabin of the plane all the way back from Hawaii. I wonder what they would have done with us if they had found it. Edit: spelling

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u/ggggg44446 Aug 17 '22

It’s the broken in trucks that are worth anything to someone who skates

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u/blickblocks Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

It’s the broken in trucks that are worth anything to someone who skates

Like, the bushings?

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u/ggggg44446 Aug 17 '22

25% bushings 75% the groove you wear into the aluminium that makes it 10x easier to lock into grinds

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u/calculuzz Aug 17 '22

Been skating for most of my life. Never even thought twice about this.

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u/tympyst Aug 17 '22 Crab Rave

And 100% reason to remember the name.

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u/Locobono Aug 17 '22

So you're saying I can make a fortune dremeling people's skateboard trucks?

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u/PlenitudeOpulence Plenty Aug 17 '22

But then the grooves wouldn’t be real and the folks at the skate park will troll you for posing.

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u/falloutsandwich Aug 17 '22

Call it "relicing" to capture the lazy guitarists without taste market

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u/RedditorsAreDross Aug 17 '22

And now he can take them on the plane

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u/APM1485 Aug 17 '22

Yes but the trucks are priceless. They take so long to break in and get that perfect sweet spot. A new board is nothing but no skater wants to part with their trucks

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u/GrilledCheeser Aug 17 '22

He should’ve just…. boarded the plane

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u/SookHe Aug 17 '22

That pun was so bad someone should deck you.

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u/UrielseptimXII Aug 17 '22

this belongs on r/maliciouscompliance

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u/DeloresBlasingameEsq Aug 17 '22

It’s not malicious unless you’re a skateboard.

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u/dricosuave21 Aug 17 '22

You heard the man

Edit: person you heard the person

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u/BwackGul Aug 17 '22

Yes it was necessary. Now it can go on the plane.

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u/DoesntCheckOutUname Aug 17 '22

And he was following the airline's policies, didn't make anyone bend backward for him, and didn't curse anyone out. He did it on his own expenses and asked for no compensation.

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u/creamyturtle Aug 17 '22

well he did rudely leave some broken woodchips on the ground. tisk tisk

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u/okaywhattho Aug 17 '22

Plus every cop within 100m probably drew their weapons when the board snapped.

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u/Dangerous_Bloke Aug 17 '22

Nah. They ran to the bathroom to check their phones.

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u/amiray Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Not even that, he instantly goes to pick up the wood chips left on the ground

Edit: Actually his shades

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u/Gummybear_Qc Aug 17 '22

For real like, even financially it was his best choice. He probably didn't have any tools to remove the wheels and since the board part is only ~ 60$, literally what was necessary hahaha this lady what a joke.

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u/nrtphotos Aug 17 '22

It was super necessary.

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u/Bodyfluids_dealer Aug 17 '22

That was not necessary, how are they supposed to apply their trick of cheap tickets then get you on baggage fees

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u/OblivioAccebit Aug 17 '22

How is it $90 when you can check a 50lb suitcase for $30?

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u/ebil_lightbulb Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Spirit and Frontier make all of their money from extras like baggage. They charge like $30 for the flight but you're gonna be paying a lot more if you want to check bags or eat on your flight.

Eta: I should specify that you are allowed to eat your own food on the flight, but they sell food and alcohol on the flight. Just make sure you don't drink said alcohol, or you're an alcoholic per the comments below.

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u/Brisco1 Aug 17 '22

Yup, my $300 trip turned into $550 after baggage. Then DURING the flight, the stewardess gave us a 20 min presentation on their Master Card Program. Then she slowly walked down the aisle asking each person if they wanted it, announced she has reached the back and slowly made her way back up the aisle doing the same thing.

You’d think with a 30 min advertisement would constitute more cost savings on the flight…

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u/PungentBallSweat Aug 17 '22

Selling credit cards on airplanes now is the new norm. It's pretty pathetic that we have to now sit through LIVE advertisements since we're all trapped on a plane.

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u/skateguy1234 Aug 17 '22

That sounds pretty fucked if you really think about it. That's like torture lol.

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u/fingerscrossedcoup Aug 18 '22

They make headphones and eye covers.

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u/PortionOfSunshine Aug 17 '22

I flew from Puerto Rico to California with a 4 hour layover in Philadelphia on Spirit. I had to check my bag in PR for $200, land in philly only to realize I have to go grab my bag and re-check it for another $200. It basically came out to be a little under the price of the actual flights. I was broke and 18 and it was my first flight I took alone. I only fly American and Alaskan now.

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u/tpx187 Aug 17 '22

And that's how I flew Spirit from Indy to Vegas for $13. Red-eye, booked 2 days in advance. No luggage, only my free personal item, which was a backpack. The Ubers cost more to the airport.

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u/PacoMahogany Aug 17 '22

and Ryanair in Europe. I swear they employ sales agents, not flight attendants. They even sold lottery tickets.

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u/NEVER_CLEANED_COMP Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

I mean, you get what you pay for. I'm glad there's a cheap options for a student life myself, it's way cheaper than 'real' airlines. I don't buy shit when I'm on the plane and I can fit my shit in one bag.

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u/junkit33 Aug 17 '22

Spirit has high baggage fees to begin with and they're much higher if you want to check something at the gate.

The entire model of the budget airlines is to treat it more like a bus/subway and cater to people who want to travel lean and easy. The ideal customer gets on with one tiny bag, sits in an uncomfortable cramped seat, and brings all their own snacks. If you're cool with that, Spirit is a great cheap way to fly.

If you want to deviate from that type of customer, you're a pain in the ass to them and thus you're going to pay for it. At which point it makes minimal sense to fly Spirit unless it's the only reasonable flight option for you.

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u/MyOfficeAlt Aug 17 '22

Spirit has high baggage fees to begin with and they're much higher if you want to check something at the gate.

This is their whole gimmick. They're like, "It's $30 to check it upon arrival but boy wouldn't it be terrible if you didn't do that and then all the overhead bins were full and you had to check it at the gate. Because then it's $90."

They probably make more money from the people who cough up the $30 to begin with since they don't want to risk it later.

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u/T-MoneyAllDey Aug 17 '22

Idk if it's a gimmick or a glorified way of making "payments" for a flight. How I see it. I can pay 500 up front for a transcontinental flight or I can pay 270+120+40. One is easier to do when I'm broke.

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u/saracenrefira Aug 17 '22

Yup, it is a bus/subway.

I don't get why people are still expecting budget airlines to operate like the Emirates or Lufthansa or SIA. You want to fly on an aircraft that cost at least 100 million at 50 bucks? Well, then they will have to cut costs down to the extreme and nickel and dime you.

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u/Anarch-ish Aug 17 '22

... Sir, come with us, please...

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u/Kau_winkie_dink Aug 17 '22

Well ma'am that was absolutely necessary because the board itself cost $60, so if you're going to charge me the cost of the board plus some, I might as well just snap it in two and buy a new board when I reach my destination.

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u/Fierramos69 Aug 17 '22

And he can keeps everything else but the board. He saved like a bit over 30$

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u/Kau_winkie_dink Aug 17 '22

Yup, Depending on the hardware, maybe even more.

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u/xavPa Aug 17 '22

I’d pay $90 extra literally just to not fly Spirit

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u/scyice Aug 17 '22 Helpful

There’s other airlines that let ya do that!

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u/easeMachine Aug 17 '22

We truly live in one of the periods of history 🥰

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u/seaworthy-sieve Aug 17 '22

This is, indeed, a time.

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u/3PartsRum_1PartAir Aug 17 '22

You get what you pay for. If you want the cheapest ticket youre going to get the cheapest experience and ppl

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u/ncocca Aug 17 '22

That's cool. If I'm traveling light I prefer to save the money and fly Spirit. Never had any issues.

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u/MyExScars Aug 17 '22

Airport staff hate this simple trick

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u/Top-Bear3376 Aug 17 '22

The staff doesn't care. The money goes to their bosses.

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u/KageDotCom Aug 17 '22

The whole video has a little bit at the end where some other flight attendant gives him snacks as compensation. Truly a money saving move.

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u/vivalatoucan Aug 17 '22

Is it cheaper just to buy a new board and put the wheels and bearings on the new one?

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u/stonecats Aug 17 '22 Helpful

thus the folding travel skateboard was born...
so long suckers, i'm off to make my millions!

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u/GossamerGlenn Aug 17 '22

High chance he’d break it naturally as well once already where ever

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u/Mackheath1 Aug 17 '22

Very lucky it broke during that take, too. Knowing my luck, I would be filming I would not and I'd stomp it and it would take me three or four times in front of everyone.

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u/GossamerGlenn Aug 17 '22

My luck my ankle would shatter through my foot lol. I broke and ankle once from my back foot randomly slipping off doing a kick turn from bad footing and it being on the edge more than I’d want

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u/Interesting-Clerk-91 Aug 17 '22

I still love the Berrics consumer report video on walmart boards. "It has become a low rider".

https://youtu.be/u1jHEqs5IQE

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u/DirtyPanucha Aug 17 '22

Steve Berra is a Scientologist and a kook

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u/ChicagoBoyStuckinDen Aug 17 '22

It’s his board why would she care if he broke it.

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u/Anon888810020 Aug 17 '22

Cheaper to get a new board lol

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u/bett3r Aug 17 '22

Her voice was very condescending.

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u/Patrizsche Aug 17 '22

She must know $89 is ridiculous and overpriced

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u/DangKilla Aug 17 '22

You’d have to pay me to fly Spirit ever again.

They didn’t have staff at the airport and every single person in our eight person group had to find an alternative last minute flight on Delta for over $700 just to go on vacation.

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u/alaskafish Aug 17 '22

Yeah, I mean she didn't make the corporate rules to line the pockets of the CEO.

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u/person2567 Aug 17 '22

Not really. She sounded like she was trying to maintain her business voice while being shocked at the same time.

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u/huenation Aug 17 '22

That's what you get for flying on spirit

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u/UCFknight2016 Aug 17 '22

$90? fuck spirit airlines lol. Cheaper to buy a new board.

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u/VeryStickyPastry Aug 17 '22

Bet that $240 delta ticket looks real good after paying for every little thing on a spirit flight.

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u/officemaximus69 Aug 17 '22

Absolute savage. I mean he can still keep the trucks n wheels lmaooooo

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u/scottymay-b Aug 17 '22

Yeah that’s what I’m assuming was his plan. Saying it was unnecessary when they want to charge $90 for a skateboard lol like gtfoh

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u/nuggetman333 Aug 17 '22

Hey OP, I’ve gone thru this so many times with airliners, the secret is upon arriving at the airport, ask for a Stroller Tag for your board and it circumvents any headaches because they place it under the plane and when you land, it’s there waiting at the ramp when you’re exiting the plane. saved me years of this constant torment. I travel with my skateboard for the passed 20+ years and this method works for me.

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u/MartinMinkardo Aug 17 '22

That was exactly necessary

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u/Lord_Master_Dorito Aug 17 '22

I mean, your first mistake was choosing to fly with Spirit…

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u/toe_joe_hoe_foe Aug 17 '22

Everyone saying Spirit is evil for making their fees too high… like if spirit doesn’t suit your needs go somewhere else. Spirit is MEANT for people who want to travel cheap… and those people travel cheap by not needing to bring a lot of things with them.

Tell me how anyone thinks spirit somehow can manage to fly the same model airplanes as every other major US carrier (Airbus a320) , maintain the highest safety record of any US airline, & pay their flight crews a competitive salary while getting 1/2 the sales??

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u/animewhitewolf Aug 18 '22

On one hand, the dude's kind of an idiot.

On the other hand, I don't wanna defend Spirit Airlines.

... Guess everybody loses.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22

Those prices are unnecessary

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u/Dude-from-the-80s Aug 17 '22

He’ll decide what’s necessary…not you.

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u/infiniteEV Aug 17 '22

Lol he said $90?, she said “$89” sir like it was a big difference

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u/z3r0f14m3 Aug 17 '22

As someone who works in customer service its important to be exact when stating prices. For example I will never say one oh four seventy six, I will say one hundred and four dollars and seventy six cents. Just throwing that out there.

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u/ChipsNoSalad Aug 17 '22

They told him the sharp edges could be used as a weapon so couldn’t take it on board

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