J.K. Rowling challenges airport security

J.K. Rowling says she won an argument with airport security officials in New York to carry the manuscript of the final "
Harry Potter" book as carry-on baggage. Had security agents not relented, the British author said on her Web site, she might not have flown. "I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't; sailed home probably," she wrote. The posting was dated Wednesday.

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Pity the rich?

You'll forgive me if someone worth billions of dollars is mildly inconvenienced to the point where she chooses to find an alternate form of transport home.

Has she managed to find the time to distance herself from the comments where some of her readers were told they have no right to read? This still strikes me as a far more important issue.

Isn't she a billionaire???

She doesn't have her own plane? Why is she flying commercial?

Re:Isn't she a billionaire???

She probably wants to stay a billionaire.

Re:Isn't she a billionaire???

You know, I often thought about that. If you've got more money than god, then why not have your own plane?Then I really started thinking about that. I have a friend who's a pilot. I know that he spends quite a bit of money on his plane and from what I can tell, there's nothing cheap about a plane. If a knob falls off the console it probably costs double digits to replace the knob, never mind the instrument it fell off of. And he's got a small plane, a two seater.Now imagine owning something like a Lear, or just any plane capable of making a transatlantic flight. How much would it cost to maintain that damn thing? I can't blame her. Unless you're in the air more than you're on the ground, a first class flight every week would still be cheaper than owning a plane.

Re:Pity the rich?

I mistyped: You’ll forgive me if I have no pity when someone worth billions of dollars is mildly inconvenienced to the point where she chooses to find an alternate form of transport home.

Re:Isn't she a billionaire???

You are right that it may be cheaper to buy the first class ticket. But she is a BILLIONAIRE. She doesn't even need to own the plane she can rent one. Take a look at this article that tells how poor millionaires can rent planes. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,9 91938,00.html

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