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  1. I am a 74 year old woman and everytime I get on an airplane I have an intrusive search of my body just because my artificial knee shows up on the X-ray. Also sometimes things show up where there is nothing no bra strap nothing. But they always do an intrusive search as I sit in my wheelchair. Is there any way around this? I have been given PreCheck a few times on my ticket and I still get the search period I also use a CPAP machine which I notify them of as I go through the line period any suggestions to avoid the search?

  2. Picking up luggage in Accra, Ghana (I assume this is Accra) was always an adventure. Sometimes there would be a huge pile of late luggage from another flight that had not been delivered and usually there was a mosh pit at the carousel because it took so long to come out. Fun stuff and good memories. But crabs are a new one…..

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