Greetings fellow Death Eaters! We might've thought this day would come, but it looks as though many of us will have to resort to Muggle transportation for Infinitus. As you've probably read in the Prophet, due to the Icelandic volcanic eruptions, the International Floo Network has gone haywire. While we all chuckled heartily when it was reported that one Ronald Weasley was spit out of a malfunctioning Floo onto the moon of Endor, we do not wish such a fate on any of our fellow Death Eaters. With so many witches and wizards converging on Orlando for Infinitus, strict travel restrictions and monitoring regulations are also in place. Port Keys are being closely watched by multiple international wizarding agencies, making an incognito arrival impossible. Anti-apparition wards are set all around the convention site, so apparating directly to Infinitus is also impossible. Therefore, we have decided to provide for you some advice and information on getting to Orlando via Muggle transit.
In this volume, we'll cover air travel.
Please be advised that wearing your Death Eater mask during any part of air travel – in the airport, on the aeroplane, or otherwise – is highly inadvisable (unless you want to risk ending up shackled in a white room, under bright lights, being interrogated by local Muggle authorities).
An “aeroplane”, also known as an “airplane”, is a large metal tube with metal wings and a metal tail that Muggles pack into like sardines to be flung through the clouds for hours upon hours:
Aeroplanes depart from “airports”. The definition of an airport, according to dictionary.com, is:
Right. So basically it's this generally bustling place where Muggles and cargo are packed into and filed out of these giant metal tubes with metals wings. Oh, and we mustn't forget that perky metal tail. Giant metal tube. Metal wings. Perky metal tail. Lots of Muggles. Got it? Good.
Death Eater Air Travel Tip #1: Make sure your mask is well packed and padded. You might think it's safe stuffed between all those cloaks, but you'll want to make sure there's some support behind it so it doesn't get crushed. We here at revel_infinitus have seen quite a few crushed masks...it's a sad sight indeed. I've travelled with my mask numerous times and it has not yet been crushed. I can't guarantee this will work, but it's worked for me so far. I wad up a t-shirt to put behind the face of the mask (support) and then wrap it tightly in bubble wrap, or if short on space, other clothing items.
Death Eater Air Travel Tip #2: Don't wear your boots unless they have a zipper and are easy to take on and off. When going through airport security check points, you often have to remove your shoes to go through their zapper box thingie. If you're late for a flight, there's nothing worse than being held up at security trying to rip your boots off.
Death Eater Air Travel Tip #3: Billowing cloaks can take up a lot of luggage space. Be creative in your packing. Almost giving up on getting my cloak to fit into my checked bag, I decided to try something different. I folded it length-wise and rolled it up like a Muggle sleeping bag. I was able to squeeze it in between the boots.
Death Eater Air Travel Tip #4: Try to pack some costume and other essentials in your carry-on bag. It is rumored that these Muggle imbeciles sometimes lose luggage. You do not want to answer the Dark Lord's call with no mask and dirty underpants. That would be embarrassing. For the thorough travelling Death Eater, placing a tracking charm on your luggage is essential.
Some Muggle tips for air travel:
If you are travelling internationally, here are some websites that you might find useful:
Any air travel tips to share? This is the place to post them!