This was found at a fellow flickrite's, El Dave, posting.
Before packing for your next flight you may wish to read this. Unfortunately, for me a black male, and long before there was a 11 September 2001, it was the ritual for colleagues whom I worked with in catering to secretly inspect my bags when I worked with them at museums, in offices or at the homes of clients.
It is something that they simply would do without my concent nor knowledge of. One of the reasons that I never liked flying, long before September 2001, was because when I had flown years before, it was not uncommon for my bacggage and luggage to have been inspected.