The checks and scans for illegal or dangerous items required at aiports for passengers and baggage.

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Able to carry on a small Swiss army knife

I usually carry around a small Swiss army kit my set of keys which contains a small knife inside the slot which is about 1 inch in height and very thin (see link for better picture, and it is ...
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How likely is it for Israeli airport security to withhold my laptop and send it on later?

I’ll be visiting Jordan and Israel soon in a guided (recreational) group tour. The group will be some 20 people in size. The organiser gave us beautiful leaflets on what to expect in the countries we ...
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Can I take balloons on a flight?

Mother's day in my family always involves a bouquet of balloons. Mom wanted to take the balloons we gave her home on the plane but in this hyper security aware atmosphere we doubted it was possible. ...
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Is my leather pouch blocking bag x-ray scanners?

When I travel, I usually carry a backpack and inside, a small leather pouch with various creams and perfumes inside along with a laptop in a laptop briefcase-style bag. The first time I traveled with ...
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if i have a 5oz container of cologne (liquid), but it is only 15ml, will i be able to take it on the plane? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take it without having to throw it away? Do they measure on ounces or milliliters? its a 5oz bottle (not all the way full -used-) and it has 15ml and the requirements are 3.4oz and ...
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Is it possible to buy luggage after security to check in (Airport is SFO if that matters)?

I'm planning for someone who isn't going to be able to get proper luggage before going to the airport. They're going to be leaving from SFO, and want to know if they can buy luggage there to use for ...
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What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe) [closed]

Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? Some possible scenarios: The airlines tend to ignore that regulation ...
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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?

My parents are flying from India to China. They have a newly purchased wrist watch to carry. Is it allowed to put the watch in either checked-in or carry-on baggage?
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Traveling with osteosynthesis material [duplicate]

As a result of a tibial plateau fracture, now I've got a metal plate inside my knee with several screws. I assume it's titanium alloy. I've never traveled by plane before, and I'm worried that there ...
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Am I allowed to carry shampoo, Oil, etc via India-UK airport after recent hair transplantation?

I recently had a hair transplantation in New Delhi, India (1 month ago). Now I need to move to London, UK on work permit. Am I allowed to carry Shampoo and Oil (4*500ml each=4ltr) all in white, ...
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Likelihood of accidentally checking in passport with luggage

Out of curiosity: how likely is it that you end up in a foreign country with your passport inside your checked-in luggage, and are there specific safeguards in place to prevent that? It appears to me ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Currently considering different options to fly from Spain (Schengen, EU) to Tokyo (non-Schengen, Japan). One of the options is to do a layover in CDG (Charles de Gaulle - Paris). I would like to ...
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What measures are taken to prevent bombs being smuggled onto planes via insider jobs?

Especially as pertains to US airports? Is baggage checked at all once it has been loaded into the cargo hold? Otherwise, is there anything that prevents an airport employee from slipping something ...
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Can I travel with my fitness tracker with me on a flight?

Can I take my fitness tracker with me on a flight? should it cause any issues while passing through security?
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Can I divide a 300 ml liquid bottle into three smaller bottles?

On Domestic Flights in the US, travelers can take a few 100 ml liquid bottles? Can those bottles have the same liquid?
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Can I carry rock climbing hardware as carry-on in Europe?

Can I bring rock climbing gear such as quick-draws climbing ropes nuts, hexes, cams, friends, etc. as described here a nut tool, as in the middle of this picture climbing chalk (Amazon example ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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Do disposable contact lenses need to be declared as “liquids”?

I recently swapped over from glasses to using disposable contact lenses. I'm already planning on carrying "travel-size" contact lens solution bottles to stay under the limit for liquids. What about ...
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Can airport security in Israel force me to provide my access credentials to laptop or online accounts?

I've read that going through airport security at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport can sometimes be a nightmare. Being asked a bunch of questions and having someone going through your every ...
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Carrying Tripod/Monopod through security at Logan airport (Boston MA)

My next trip starts at Logan airport in Boston MA. In the experience of many locals, Logan has been more paranoid than many US airports. While camera monopods and tripods are ok to fly with ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

To disembark in many European terminals, passengers must pass through a corridor with a bottleneck. On either side of the hallway there are tall, chubby boxes. The white or gray boxes are powered and ...
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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?

I guess it happens quite frequently: you have already checked in, and at the security check you realize that you have in your backpack your grandmother's Klingon bat'leth blade, an item that has been ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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Traveling to Canada/US with desktop PC as Carry-on. Possible?

I'll be moving to Canada in a couple of months and I'm taking my $2.000+ PC with me. Obviously I don't want it to get damaged, specially since I'm an electrical engineer and I work with the thing. ...
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Do airlines check if people passing through the gate actually board the plane?

There seems to be a loophole in the system that ensures that checked bags are accompanied by passengers. Suppose that I check in a bag with a bomb, I go to the gate where my boarding pass gets scanned ...
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How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?

I'm a software developer and I need multiple different mobile devices for testing and debugging purposes. I also work on-the-go sometimes, so this is important. Furthermore, not everything can be ...
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Accompany a passenger airside at London Stansted

I need to find a way to accompany an elderly non-English-speaking relative to the gate at London Stansted Airport. Can I buy a ticket to get through security, walk the relative to the gate and then ...
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Is it possible to avoid removing my shoes if doing so will interfere with a supportive ankle brace?

So I injured myself yesterday and sprained my ankle pretty badly. I can stand and walk on it, but it's difficult and painful; I have a supportive brace on my foot at the moment that helps quite a bit, ...
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My sister's laptop was gone when she gate-checked her bag. What can she do?

My sister was visiting for the holidays and had to gate check her bag on the return trip. Once she got her bag back, her MacBook Air and charger were gone. What recourse does she have to get the ...
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Can I carry contact solution onto a plane that is more than the 3oz limit?

According to http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov it says the following: You may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on bags only if they adhere to the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3.4 ounces or ...
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What specific security checks does one have to do when departing YYZ as of December 2015?

I've got a friend who is a Canadian citizen who is going to be flying from Toronto Pearson to JFK in NY. After googling and only finding TSA American info I thought here would be a great place to ask. ...
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Can I fly with a Christmas turkey on a domestic flight within the UK?

Slaughtered, obviously and in a cool box.
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Can I take a wrapped gift of skin care products with me on the airplane?

It's wrapped and I am not sure about the sizes, all I know is that it's a collection of men grooming products. I dont even have the receipt. Would it be a problem?
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Is there a bag I can use to safely carry my passport and ID whilst travelling?

First of all sorry for these stupid questions, but normally my boyfriend took care of all these stuff, now I am traveling alone for the first time. When I go to the airport, they will put my bag ...
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Can I carry 3 laptops from Mumbai to Bengaluru [closed]

For a particular work, I need to carry 3 laptops with me from Mumbai to Bangalore via flight. Will there be any problem in security check for carrying 3 laptops in local airport?
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Can I have a Geiger counter in my hand luggage?

A local flight with British Airways With all the ISIS threats I have the right to be paranoid and check my seat before sitting on a piece of Radium. "Geiger-Müller radiation detector" by Boffy b ...
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DIY computer in hand luggage - what to expect on security checks?

I have a DIY computer which looks like a 7" tablet, only thicker. The case is plastic, and the whole device is about as thick as a laptop. There are no scary wires popping out and no ticking noises, ...
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TSA Security Check - Flammable vs. Non-Flammable Aerosol

I plan on flying domestically in the US tomorrow, and I was wondering if it is possible for the TSA to tell the difference between flammable and non-flammable aerosols as they go through a security ...
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Being traveller in terminal 2 can I go to terminal 1 or 3 for shopping in duty free shop?

I will travel in flydubai and will have around 8 hours layover time in hand at terminal 2. Can I go to terminal 1 or 3 to duty free shop? What about getting visa also to go to buy some gold jewellery ...
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What should I do when my bags have been planted with bullets (or any malicious content)?

In NAIA, there have been a number of bullet-planting cases with the passengers going and leaving through NAIA (Manila International Airport, I have no idea why they insist in calling it Ninoy Aquino ...
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Physical appearance and clothing, do they affect the passenger's chances of getting on the plane?

Can my physical appearance affect the airport security officers decisions? How is that possible? I mean what would they put in their reports? that I was wearing a shirt saying "I <3 Bin Laden" ?
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Passing through airport security with autism

I am a young adult with autism (Asperger's to be precise). While there are many resources on how to travel with kids with autism, resources on how to do so if you have it yourself are rare to ...
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Are ziploc bags banned in Rwanda for air travelers?

Rwanda has enacted a ban on plastic bags, as a web search for "Rwanda plastic bags" will show. Does this extend to 1-quart or 1-liter sealable freezer bags? If so, how can one pack liquids in ...
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Who works at the International Gate Security check?

If I am going through security from Toronto to New York, are the security agents there Canadian or American? Are they working for Canada or the US? Do they need some application/document if they're ...
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Does my brother need a medical certificate to pass airport security? He has a piece of metal in his thigh [duplicate]

It's a bomb fragment and he does not have medical records to prove it, this is his first time flying from Turkey to the UK
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Can I stay airside at Stansted after the security gates are closed?

I have an early flight from Stansted. I know that security gates close around midnight and reopen around 2.30am (or similary, I cannot remember exactly). Right after security there are several comfy ...
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Ceramic knives and airport (or any other) security

I ran into this question that discussed putting a ceramic knife in the carry-on luggage. Clearly that won't work, as the carry-on luggage goes through the x-ray machine and ceramics in general have ...
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Can others in my party go through TSA PreCheck?

If I have TSA PreCheck (i.e. I have a KTN from TSA and the "pre-check" logo gets printed on my boarding pass) and a travel companion does not, can they go with me through the PreCheck security lines? ...