As a consistent traveller to the Caymans for more than 20 years, I have been exposed to some terrible policies concerning what is allowed in carry-on luggage, but today’s experience certainly takes the cake.
I found it incredibly disheartening that a one pound dive weight was pulled out of my bag, and I was told that such an item is not allowed on carry-on because it could be used as a weapon. The is absurd on its face to anyone who is capable of coherent thought.
Going by this logic, a cellphone is just as dangerous, as is loose change, as it could be gathered into a sock and turned into a weapon, along with pretty much anything that is not clothes.
At what point does common sense enter the picture for screeners? Why are we subjected to such inane and capricious actions?