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If you intend to carry them in the plane as hand luggage, I guess it won't make it as it is beyond the 100 ml limit. But if you put it in your checked-in luggage, assuming those can't cause fire or damage to the plane, you should be ok. You can check with the airline to be 100% sure.


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Discussing scanners at France is a moot point; as you are not scanned there - unless you left the airport and are then checking in again. I do not believe this to be case here. So really, you have no concern if there are or are not body scanners at CDG as it does not impact the course of your journey. You will only be scanned once (when you enter the secure ...


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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? There are no safeguards against you checking in your passport with your luggage; other than the practical sequence of events (as you mentioned) that the passport is ...


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Israel Security is a "nightmare" as you have described it , only if you turn it into one in your head . The reason they are asking you to login to you computer, is only to assure that it is yours and that you are not transporting someone's else computer ( one of the questions they ask you is if everything you carry is yours ..). Another reason is to see ...


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Security at Ben Gurion Airport frequently ask you to log in to your laptop in order to ascertain that it's really yours. This happens both to Israeli citizens and people who travel to Israel. There is nothing strange about this and if asked, the best course of action is to do this immediately and without hesitation. Asking you to log in to your private ...


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I just returned from my trip to Rwanda, and while I cannot offer a definitive answer to my question, I can say from personal experience that I observed nobody searching the luggage of arriving travelers for plastic bags. I also agree with Michael Hampton's comments about the English version of the law. It's not very well written. The intent certainly ...


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Note: This does not address the question as originally put, but does address (or try to) the issues that Melange has since raised: Re Thanks Russell. I hope this isn't considered a derail, but my fear comes not just from 'dying', but 'how'. The thought of plunging 35000 ft to my death just grips me with visceral fear, more than any other sort of death. ...


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I am an insider (cabin crew) and not in the cargo business per se, but I know for a fact that cargo employees have similar measures in place. So I will talk about measures we take in that specific area (aircraft cabins). For the airline I work for we have these policies in place: We conduct a thorough security check in the cabin after all ground staff ...


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In the US, there have been recent incidents where airport employees have been caught involved in using their security bypass to participate in smuggling. Some of the things currently being done are: Airport employees who have badges to bypass security checkpoints, nevertheless still are screened randomly. The pace of random screening has been recently ...


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Different airports use different techniques, choosing from among: background checks for employees never leaving anyone alone with an aircraft or in the cargo bay having different people load things onto the little trucks and empty the little trucks onto the plane not telling employees much about which plane is which, where they are going, and which ...


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A year or two ago I worked on a project in Amsterdam and flew weekly between London and Schipol. There's a half decent indoor climbing centre in the city and I regularly took indoor climbing gear in my carry on; harness rope quickdraws karabinas I didn't carry any trad gear such as nuts, hexes or keys. Only once did I get asked to open my luggage when ...


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So I contacted Munich airport and they were quick to reply: climbing equipment in general is no problem also large cams and friends are ok the only exception being: no sharp or pointed objects i.e. no nut tools These answers were from the responsible department of the airport and the person in charge also absolutely knew what they were talking about in ...


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Is Climbing Gear Allowed in Carry-On Luggage? My answer is based on personal anecdotes and common sense. I'm using TSA as a reference because its prohibited item search tool is quite simply awesome, as opposed to the EU list of prohibited items which is (IMHO purposefully) generic and vague. Carabiners / Quick-Draws I have carried carabiners in hand ...


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Security personnel have quite a wide range to operate in Israel when searching a suspect. And if you are flagged for search, that is exactly what you are. I know it is annoying, but as always with security it's for your own good and for a good reason. In their minds they are stopping a terrorist, until proven else where. Please note that most chances are ...


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I took my Fitbit HR on a flight from Australia to New Zealand in January 2016 and there were no problems at all either way - since the device looks like a watch it was not questioned, and its function was unaffected by X-rays. The main thing to consider (and prepare for) is the possible loss of a bit of data due to the change in time zones.


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Assuming we're talking about a watch-style or pedometer-style fitness tracker, it should be no problem. Just take it off and put it through the X-ray, like you would with any other electronic device. In rare cases, it's possible the security agents will ask you to demonstrate that it's functioning, at which point you could show them the LCD display, but it's ...


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I've been through YYZ many times with zippered 3-1-1 bags. The first was repurposed packaging that originally contained pillowcases. That was replaced with a zippered cube produced by Tom Bihn. Both were made (mostly) of see-through plastic and were approximately 1 litre in volume. Both were satisfactory. In fact, both have been acceptable at airports in ...



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