As luck would have it, our return flight to Los Angeles was the Tuesday after the death of Osama bin Laden the previous Sunday. We knew that the Miami Airport would be on high-alert and all airport routines would be met with an increased diligence. We allowed ourselves extra time and did not begrudge the slow pace of the TSA’s (Transportation Security Administration) conscientious attention to detail.
As we approached airport security to our airline’s gate we were greeted with the obligatory commands to remove our jackets, belts, shoes, and everything from our pockets. Ordered to place those items in the plastic bin and our carry-on bags (for ease of transit in the airport, consider wheeled carry-on luggage) on the conveyor belt, we obliged. Continue Reading »