Weird Arrival

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Weird Arrival

Post by hatusu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:29 am

Another delayed flight from Cairo to Luxor with an hour and a half wait after boarding in dripping heat and no aircon, and no info as to why we were waiting or how long we would be. Eventually arrived in Luxor an hour late tired and weary and eventually got my luggage after waiting at the wrong carousel along with lots of other people on the same flight. Just because a carousel is marked with your departure airport and your flight number doesnt mean your luggage will come through there. Eventually found my luggage, it went through the camera security check ok, I collected it and started to walk out. I was stopped. I htought OH NO Im so tired and stressed if they want me to open up my suitcase I'll never be able to line up the numbers correctly on the security lock! She pulled me over to one side and said "Have you got any gold?" Slightly puzzled I pointed to my 2 necklaces and my watch. "Havent you got any more?" Still very puzzled I opened my hand luggage, rummaged and rummaged and eventually found my jewellery roll. Opened it up and showed her my other bits of gold jewellery (not a lot .......) She then asked in an exasparated manner "Havent you got any more?" Still very confused about all this I told her I was sorry but no this was all I had. She then herself searched through everything in my hand luggage but didnt find any gold bars or bullion or gold ingots.
"OK you can go". What WAS that all about???????



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Re: Weird Arrival

Post by newcastle » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:04 am

Charming!!


Lucky she wasn't a James Bond fan.

She'd have strip -searched you looking for that gold bullet you wear as a navel adornment :lol:

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Re: Weird Arrival

Post by carrie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:36 am

Was it just you or was everyone being asked?

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Re: Weird Arrival

Post by BENNU » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:56 am

That is weird, but nice to know, thank you. :tk Perhaps you are not supposed to bring your own treasures into the country but support the local economy and buy Egyptian gold. I have had so much gold stolen that I only bring what is on me which is far less than I used to wear at a time.

I hope for you that you brought lots of bacon.

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Re: Weird Arrival

Post by hatusu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:51 pm

Bennu wrote"I hope for you that you brought lots of bacon."

Yes i did but not enough sadly.

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Re: Weird Arrival

Post by hatusu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm

carrie wrote:Was it just you or was everyone being asked?
Just me as far as I know but she may have stopped someone coming some time behind me. (or way in front of me - I wasnt looking, just concentrating on getting out at last)

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