|On a recent trip to church in Los Angeles, I had to bend to the new airport security and check my carryon bag. I had taken my nail file and the ticket clerk told me that they would confiscate it unless I checked my bag. I never check the bag as my trips are for only three or four days, and the bag is always small enough to fit in the overhead compartment.
Fully 50% of the numbers on my claim check were multiples of 17!!!!!
At the right is a scan of the claim ticket:
Some of the numbers are duplicated, but they weren't counted twice.
The four red-star numbers are 17's.
225149; claim number
6459; my flight number
I don't know the significance of the last two numbers.
The numbers that didn't work are boxed.
1831; a flight number
11:45; a time
ACVN 011114; ???
Lastly, my return flight number from SFO was 380 x 17. The flight number was 6460.