31 October 2017

That is nuts. Errr… I mean coconuts…

Walked up to the empty Lufthansa counter to check in for my flight back and did my usual small talk with the young lady at the counter – you know “How long have you been with Lufthansa?”, “Are you from Delhi” and all that. And in the middle of that I yelled “Whoa!”.

She looked at me inquisitively.

I was still staring at the memo listing the stuff I cannot have in my checked in luggage!! After glancing thru the usual list of dangerous things, I came to a screeching halt when I saw the picture of a coconut!



Why is the coconut in the list?

What did the poor coconut do? When is the last time a terrorist threatened national security with a errrrr…. coconut?

On an aside, WHO is carrying coconuts in their carry on luggage?

P.S. I am no expert, but I assume the shape of a grenade and the water inside has something to do with triggering the alarm system? But why ban even the half-coconut? (Look at the picture). Again, I do not know why anybody would want to carry half coconuts in their checked in luggage either…

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor", "Vacations


  1. By Latha Sunderkrishnan on

    In Kerala people have lots of coconut grown in their homes. So when relatives visit, they store and carry them back home to their respective places of residence

    1. By Latha Sunderkrishnan on

      When I was a child and for yearly native visits during vacation we used to travel by train. On my return from Kerala, I used to see a sack of coconut as part of the luggage for some people which would be typically kept under the seat

    2. By Latha Sunderkrishnan on

      Also in South India, coconut is not just Prasad from temples but also given in functions to all who attend like marriages, thread ceremony or sometimes even for simple Poojas at home . It is supposed to be a symbol of any good occasion

  2. By Rajib Roy on

    By that argument, all human beings should be banned too ๐Ÿ™‚ Ostensibly, it would be very difficult to put them in ziploc bags anyways ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. By Sunny Sanyal on

    That is indeed curious… as if someone could re-seal a coconut after inserting (or injecting) something in it.. or perhaps they are worried that at low pressures, coconuts may expand and explode?


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