The first time I have travelled in years, what an experience.
May 22, 2010 3:16am CST
Well we just travelled from Australia to America L.A. It has been the first time I have travelled in years and the first time I have taken the children. Well what an experience. I can really have a good laugh now ,but it was a bit scary at the time. Well coming home I was pulled up by security , a big burly women escorted me away , because I had 2 bottles of tequilla from Mexico in my hand luggage. I thought I had to show them to them ,but in actual fact I should have put them in my checked in luggage. I forgot all about not taking liquids onto the plane was illegal. Well my poor children were through security and i was pulled up, and I just told them to go to the fight gate and wait for me. The security lady ended up laughing at me and must of thought I was a silly Aussie as I honestly thought I had to declare the tequilla. She then escorted me back to check in and asked the staff to check in my hand luggage onto the plane.We all ended up having a good laugh and then I had to go through security again and she ended up giving me a wink and a smile. An hour later I found my distraught children who were not sure if their mother was going to end up flying home with them or not. Have you had any funny experiences traveling . Cheers Sue
• United Kingdom
24 May 10
Hi Sue. I am really glad that you had a lovely time in Los Angeles. I have been to California three times. I know now to check what is in my hand luggage before I check my large back pack in. I have had several pair of nail scissors taken at security check points. I think that the liquids rule is silly because I like to drink water. 100ml is not very much for a drink. When I arrived at the airport in Israel I had to go in a long line and wait. Every passenger had to have a security minded interview. Understandably I felt worried about not getting a good seat. I wanted to get a window seat and I was desperate to get to the check in. To my complete dismay they didn't like my answers at the interview. They took me off to a room and searched my luggage in very fine detail. They said sorry afterwards but it took so long I almost missed my flight. I am just an innocent traveler. It is possible to travel with children and so enjoyable but not everyone likes to do so. I have taken my son to Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and South Africa. Now I have a baby daughter as well. I was pregnant with her when I took my son to Cape Town and the Garden Route. We will be visiting Canada next month.
24 May 10
Wow you have really travelled.I hope I get the chance to travel some more and I will know what to do and know what not to do.I guess that's the fun of traveling is the learning and looking back and having a laugh about all the things that went wrong.cheers Sue
22 May 10
Well, I would have been worried too, but I am glad to hear everything was fine in the end. I haven't been overseas since 1989 and my first child was born in 1990, so you can see why! I am thinking of taking my kids to Germany next year, but it is expensive travelling as a family and it depends if we can afford it.