Unclear on the concept


I think this mail-it-to-yourself service would be a lot more useful on the ENTRANCE side of the security gate here at O’Hare….

5 Comments so far

  1. Dan Telfer (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    Perhaps there’s some law against commercial services on the outside of the gate, but I agree! That’s ridiculous. All your bags are checked!

  2. Ratpig (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    What do you expect from a government run facility? This is hilarious!

  3. spudart (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    Did you try emailing someone at O’Hare about this? You’d be suprised how often these decisions are just done without anyone pointing out the silliness to the person who actually can make the change.

  4. E (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    It’s hard to tell from the picture, but is this station right next to the security checkpoint? Because if that’s the case, the idea is probably that you can mail yourself all of the stuff that security finds in your bag that’s not supposed to be there. In other words, your carry-on is x-rayed and they find the pocket knife you forgot about or the hand gel in a container that’s larger than allowed, THEN you mail it to yourself. That would make sense. If you already know you have something you need to mail to yourself before you go through security, you should probably do it before you get to the airport.

  5. Don (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    E – it’s hard to tell since I’ve resized it but the sign on the right says “Did you collect your belongings?” This thing is past security and past even the table and chairs where you can collect yourself after having had to half-disrobe to get through. At the point where you could use this to mail yourself something there’s no way you could have any existing contraband.

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