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  • I trust:

    Airport car park security to ensure my car is still where I left it when I return
    The check-in clerk to give me my correct boarding cards and seat allocations
    Passport control not to laugh at my passport photo (again)
    Security to allow my scant shower gel and toothpaste to be allowed through, and my gel antiperspirant to pass the 'Liquid Test'
    My iPhone and iPad not to be fried by the x-ray scanners
    The security officer to be discrete how he pats me down (cough)
    The flight attendants to give a thorough safety briefing (once more, with feeling)
    The flight attendants to look after and cosset me with tasty treats and refreshing beverages (one day maybe)
    The Pilot and Co-Pilot to get me to my destination safely
    The Pilot and Co-Pilot to get me to the correct destination

    I do not trust:

    The myriad convoluted conveyors and chutes to get my luggage to the correct point
    The bored, tired, hung-over luggage handlers to treat my checked in bags with tenderness and delicacy (all luggage is indestructible, right?)
    The bored, tired, hung-over luggage handlers to put my luggage on the correct flight
    The bored, tired, hung-over luggage handlers to put my luggage on the correct belt on arrival
    My checked-in bag to be the first one on the conveyor at luggage claim

    Is it true all lost luggage ends up in the rings around Saturn? No wonder it takes so long to claim it!

    I prefer to travel light.
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