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Re: Stamps At Airports
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Reply to: #855982 by Dawnkey
Jul 2, 2014 7:51pm
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there's one at Ted Stevens International Airport. . . just sayin'. . .

~tigs (because tiggers are risk takers- and there are no "rest areas" without bears in AK)
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855991 by tiggermama
Jul 2, 2014 8:12pm
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As a flight attendant, I am in airports all the time and it would be POSSIBLE to put one in an airport even with the TSA and everything. BUT that being said, airports are remodeled and stuff moves ALL THE TIME. Planters and plants, restaurants, bathrooms and information kiosks are in a constant state of flux. I have often thought of putting some in airports since I spend all my time in airports. But there would have to be constant tweaking of clues as things change and maintenance as well. And I don't like to do maintenance on boxes in the wild, much less the urban ones.

-Amanda from Seattle
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855999 by Amanda from Seattle
Jul 2, 2014 8:58pm
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it was there in June last year. . .

and if it goes missing, well, that's the nature of letterboxes. i kinda think of them like Easter eggs. They're fun, they're beautiful - they are way less than permanent.

~tigs
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855951 by Book Hoarder
Jul 3, 2014 6:15am
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I gave it some thought and came up with what I think is a non security threat method to plant inside airport security.

Use a small stamp with magnets embedded in the back (thin but strong magnets so you can ideally dig out the rubber to recess them) that are held in place with glue plus taped over and the entire stamp painted black. Then find a stationary metal object (water fountain seems the best option since they don't move but I am sure there are other possibilities once you look around) and hope it is metallic. No logbook, no container, no threat, no link back to AQ or letterboxing in general. Just a random piece of black trash stuck to something, if ever discovered.

I will be planting in the airport that originally inspired the idea later this month.
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855991 by tiggermama
Jul 3, 2014 6:18am
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there's one at Ted Stevens International Airport. . . just sayin'. . .

I seem to remember that being VERY noisy to get out!!!
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #856035 by Eidolon
Jul 3, 2014 7:27am
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I seem to remember that being VERY noisy to get out!!!

what, you've *never* had a sudden coughing fit????

~tigs (you need to read the instructions on How To Be a Sneaky Pete)
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #856053 by tiggermama
Jul 3, 2014 7:34am
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what, you've *never* had a sudden coughing fit????

~tigs (you need to read the instructions on How To Be a Sneaky Pete)

Had you included such information in THIS clue, I would have happily done so. However, in this case it was a very unexpected noise since I didn't know it was velcro!!!
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855953 by Kelsung
Jul 3, 2014 10:59am
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There's also one at Auckland International Airport -- if you want to fly to New Zealand.
Re: Stamps At Airports
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #855951 by Book Hoarder
Jul 3, 2014 12:41pm
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Eidolon, I like your idea! May copy it.