11 March 2008

MacBook Air makes life Difficult

If you don't already know, security in American airports is a bit of a hassle. Besides the regular metal scanners and baggage through x-ray machines, they make you remove your shoes and scan them (very smelly), not carry any liquids (besides a teeny weeny amount which has to be in some sort of transparent container), and take out your laptops to be checked and scanned too. Yep, travel in the States isn't really that much fun anymore.

To add insult to injury, placing stupid airport staff to check your stuff is not the greatest idea. A man who bought a spankin' new MacBook Air and decided to travel, missed his flight because the airport employee wouldn't believe that the Air was, infact, a real laptop. Obviously, sneaking in a metal slab of aluminium with no hard drive, and no ports does seem sort of suspicious. And he was kept there and investigated while his flight took off. Lovely. Original Story

So there you go, ladies and gentlemen. The ultimate proof that Apple products do, infact, make your life more difficult. And don't even get me started on iTunes.


Woozie said...

I hate the TSA so much...they don't even do their jobs. In 2005 we (accidentally) got a knife and a lighter by their security checkpoints four times. Biggest waste of taxpayer money since the Department of Homeland Security.

I hate the TSA.

Moody Crab said...

Oh Apple! I worship at their altar! And I love the new MacBook Air. I can sell one of my kidney's just to get one of those. Can't you see how sexy it is? How can such beauty make life difficult?

Canc3riaN said...

I agree that it looks amazingly cool and all..... and yes it does look sexy as moody crab said.... but I also have to agree that Mac is complicated!!!!

and let me repeat Ammaro's last words "Don't even get me started on iTunes"!!!

" el zain ma yekmel" as we say in araic.... mac is sexy ... but not convenient, at least not for me personally.

Canc3riaN said...


icon said...

I still believe in Apple !!

Shoaib said...

Me no like apple..

Shoaib said...

as for taking ur shoes off during the inspection... they made everyone do tat in dubai... >( A-Holes..

KJ said...

iTunes... is... *urks*... the Apple's version of Shitsa!

Abid said...

"but I also have to agree that Mac is complicated!!!!"

Just buy a Mac, and you will learn the OS in about a month. It will be second nature. Obviously there's a difference, but it's not as great as you think!

Redbelt said...


Oh and Linux FTW

Shale bin Agnon said...

What great free advertising!

Shionge said...

I know what you mean and when my kids asked me why must take out shoes..I literally have to whisper to them coz they wanted to scan for b......, anyway, cool laptop indeed.

ammaro said...

woozie; accidentally my ass! accidentally 4 times? terrorist!

moody; how? err.. i think i just posted up an example

cancerian; their OS is good. everything else sucks

icon; sure, so do i! i beleiev they suck!

shoaib; really? haha, where was the flight to?

KJ; iHate iTunes

abid; they make a perfectly fine OS. its their procedures and trying to lock everything so people dont steal shit and charging tonnes for what is essentially stripped out laptops

redbelt; interesting

shale; yeah, maybe it was a plot

shionge; dont even say that word in an airport! otherwise you wont get home!