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How To Travel With Your Helper Monkey


Lucy, cleverly disguised as my helper monkey

Special helper monkey guidelines from the TSA:

* When a monkey is being transported in a carrier, the monkey must be removed from the carrier by the handler prior to screening,

* The monkey must be controlled by the handler throughout the screening process.

* The monkey handler should carry the monkey through the WTMD while the monkey remains on a leash.

* When the handler and monkey go through the WTMD and the WTMD alarms, both the handler and the monkey must undergo additional screening.

* Since monkeys may likely draw attention, the handler will be escorted to the physical inspection area where a table is available for the monkey to sit on. Only the handler will touch or interact with the monkey.

* TSOs have been trained to not touch the monkey during the screening process.

* TSOs will conduct a visual inspection on the monkey and will coach the handler on how to hold the monkey during the visual inspection.

* The inspection process may require that the handler take off the monkey’s diaper as part of the visual inspection.

And they're worried about my hair gel?

via BoingBoing

Posted by aalkon at August 18, 2006 1:39 PM

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Then, if the guy gets caught slapping his monkey on the plane, he's in REAL big trouble!

Posted by: Bill Henry at August 18, 2006 3:08 AM

Damn...."TSOs have been trained to not touch the monkey during the screening process." i guess that kills the "would you like to touch my monkey" question....

Posted by: Rob at August 18, 2006 5:44 AM

Monkeys are disgusting. I like the idea of a helper Yorkie much better.

Posted by: Darry at August 18, 2006 8:51 AM


(someone had to say it)

Posted by: LYT at August 19, 2006 11:28 PM

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