The first man looked very quizzically at the dog and asked why the dog was allowed on the plane.
The second man explained that he was from the Police Drugs Enforcement Agency and that the dog was a ‘sniffing dog’.
‘His name is Sniffer and he’s the best there is. I’ll show you once we get airborne,when I put him to work.’
The plane took off, and once it has levelled out, the Policeman said, ‘Watch this.’
He told Sniffer to ‘search’.
Sniffer then returned to his seat and put one paw on the policeman’s arm.
The Policeman said, ‘Good boy’, and he turned to the man and said, ‘That woman is in possession of marijuana, I’m making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.
‘Gee, that’s pretty good,’ replied the first man.
Once again, the Policeman sent Sniffer to search the aisles.
The Lab sniffed about, sat down beside a man for a few seconds, returned to its seat, and this time he placed two paws on the agent’s arm.
The Policeman said, ‘That man is carrying cocaine, so again, I’m making a note of his seat number for the police.’
‘I like it!’ said his seat mate.
The Policeman then told Sniffer to ‘search’ again.
Sniffer walked up and down the aisles for a little while, sat down for a moment, and then came racing back to the agent, jumped into the middle seat and proceeded to defecate all over the place.
The first man was really disgusted by this behaviour and couldn’t figure out how or why a well-trained dog would behave like that, so he asked the Policeman, ‘What’s going on?’
The Policeman nervously replied, ‘He’s just found a bomb!’
Since January 2009, British Citizens who have travelled to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program have been required to apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Until now, there has been no charge for this service by the US Authorities. However, effective 08 September 2010, they will be introducing a charge of $14 (£9) for all ESTA applications.
Even if you have no current plans to travel to or via the US, it is recommended that you request a new ESTA prior to 08 September to avoid paying the new service charge. Each ESTA is valid for 2 years or until the date of expiry on your passport, whichever is the earlier. Even if you already have an existing ESTA, you can apply for a new one at any time which will give you a longer period of validity. It is strongly recommended that you keep a copy of your ESTA approval for future reference.
You can apply for your ESTA online at the official website: – please be aware of unofficial sites which are making additional charges for the service.
ESTA is a required “travel permit;” it is not an actual US visa. ESTA Applicants must also have a valid machine-readable passport. UK travellers without an approved ESTA Travel Authorization or a valid US Visitor Visa will be denied boarding on all USA-bound flights. The US government recommends that you apply for ESTA at least 72 hours prior to travelling to the US. For further information about the Visa Waiver Program, please go to The London US Embassy Site
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