Carrying Money Through Security Might Mean You’re a Terrorist

Here’s the audio of the passenger who was recently detained at St. Louis airport for carrying $4710 in cash contributions to a political organization through security.

I have a hard time figuring out why carrying ‘a large sum of money’ makes someone a threat to airport security. Someone who is going to blow up a plane is unlikely to bring a large sum of money with them onboard, unless perhaps they’re attempting to single-handedly combat the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing… (Though even there, as Ben Bernanke drops money from helicopters, doesn’t it seem easier for a terrorist just to burn the money than the bring it onboard an aircraft?)

(Hat tip to One Mile at a Time.)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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