Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

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

7
votes
1answer
718 views

Can I wear an undershirt with a zip through airport security?

I wear a compression vest under my tshirts such as this one I am flying from London to Dallas soon and would like to know whether this will trigger airport security sensors to beep?
6
votes
1answer
182 views

Is it a problem if my laptop is out of battery when I'm asked to switch it on?

The airports in Turkey have additional security at entry and the guards often ask passengers to switch on the laptops. They just want to see the splash screen. I haven't had any problem so far, but I ...
5
votes
1answer
113 views

Can I carry hair oil and shampoo in my hand baggage?

I am travelling domestically in India via "Air India". I need to carry hair oil and hair shampoo (both 100 ml, total 200 ml). Am I allowed to carry these items in my hand baggage?
1
vote
2answers
161 views

Is toy metal gun allowed on a Turkish Airways?

I bought a toy metal gun from Romania. This product made by Spain. It look like a real gun. Are toy metal guns allowed on Turkish Airways?
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Can be Easyjet Plus card used for FastTrack even when you are flying with another airline?

I have an Easyjet Plus card, which among the other benefits, grants access to FastTrack security checks. Can this be used even when you are flying with another airline?
6
votes
2answers
146 views

Can I bring fruit from Mexico into Düsseldorf airport?

I'm traveling in Mexico and would love to take some papayas (2-3) and mangos (3-4) from Mexico on my flight from Cancun, Mexico to Düsseldorf, Germany to bring home. On the customs page of Düsseldorf ...
1
vote
3answers
755 views

Connecting in Amsterdam with different airlines

We are flying from Brussels to Amsterdam on one airline and then flying out to Iceland on a different airline. We will have checked bags. We can't check the bags through to the end city, so what is ...
1
vote
3answers
62 views

Flying in India without original ID card [duplicate]

I don't have my original ID with me, but I do have an image of my ID in my mobile phone. Can I fly from Delhi to Kolkata?
2
votes
1answer
100 views

When transferring from non-Schengen EU airport to a Schengen airport, do I need to go through security at the connection airport?

I'm travelling from the UK (non-Schengen, Heathrow) to Finland (Vantaa). I have a very brief transfer window and I've noticed on Flight Radar that the flight is always nearly late by 20 minutes, which ...
77
votes
13answers
29k views

Asking same flight customers if they would agree to put my knife in their checked luggage

Issue When flying with only a carry-on allowed, I am often bothered by not being allowed to carry a small knife that I will need at my destination (backpacking trips). So far, every time I faced this ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Carrying a laptop battery with a cracked case onto a flight

I'm flying to Spain from the UK with Avios. I have a laptop with an "extended" battery (so the battery pokes out of the back of the laptop); the case on this battery has cracked, and the cell itself ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Can I transport fluid in Ryan Air's larger hand luggage?

On here, RyanAir says: Passengers who choose not to purchase ”Priority & 2 Cabin Bags” and arrive at the gate with 2 bags, your second larger bag (10kg weight Dimensions: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm) ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Air travel back home UK to USA

My wife and I (both US citizens) are flying from Leeds UK on British Airways, connecting in London Heathrow with an American Airlines flight to Philadelphia PA. What type of screening procedures will ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

Flying after working with gunpowder [duplicate]

I, as a hobby, do a fair amount of historical weaponry, particular a focus on firearms. As a result I have a number of black powder rifles and pistols and often times get gunpowder absolutely ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Airport transit Visa for Indian [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen, I am travelling from Venezuela to India, I am transiting via Paris(CDG). Do I need to take Airport transit Visa for France or I don't require one. My friends said these answer,...
82
votes
5answers
23k views

Can I safely eat whatever goes through the x-ray machine?

This might be an odd question, but I often take a sandwich or fruit to eat while waiting for the airplane. This means that my food goes through the security x-ray machine. I don't understand much ...
11
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I bring poppers on an airplane?

Poppers as in amyl/isobutyl nitrate. Officially used as video head cleaner and nail polish remover and room deodorizers. Unofficial use as a sex aid. Can I bring them with me while traveling? Will TSA ...
6
votes
3answers
213 views

What identification does a teenager need to pass a TSA checkpoint?

My 16-year old is considering a non-stop cross-country flight by herself. She does not have a driver's license or an unexpired passport. She does have a school ID with a picture. Will that be ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

Can I take a metal knife and fork through airport security?

On my last flight I was served a meal with a metal knife and fork, which was a pleasant change compared to plastic utensils. This gave me the idea of packing my own utensils for the next flight as a ...
2
votes
2answers
157 views

Getting the bag and 100ml containers for flying with liquids in hand luggage

Normally where do you get the 20cmx20cm resealable transparent bag and 100ml containers for flying with liquids? I assume liquids need not be in their original container, and you can fill 100ml ...
107
votes
11answers
29k views

How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs?

At a London airport, a security screener ordered my granddad to the full-body scanner. As a Luddite, he requested a full pat-down. But this screener, and 3 others, kept rebuffing him: Screener: Why ...
3
votes
0answers
131 views

What is the purpose of this sticker? [duplicate]

A friend had this sticker placed on his passport by a security officer at Schiphol airport. It was while waiting at the gate, after what seemed like an almost informal chat (but yet he was pulled out ...
2
votes
1answer
503 views

Do skincare sheet masks fall in the liquids category for carry ons?

I will be travelling from Amsterdam to Barcelona with only a carry on. As a makeup/skincare loving person, I have currently already packed the max of 10 liquids (with a max of 100ml). However, I ...
5
votes
1answer
65 views

Do I need to go through security again when transiting through Istanbul?

I am travelling from New Delhi to Gothenberg via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines on both sectors. Layover time is 4 hours. If boarding passes for both sectors were issued in New Delhi, do I need to ...
4
votes
0answers
209 views

Airport security pre-1970s? [closed]

I just accidentally discovered a few pictures on the web, that seem to imply that there was some sort of airport security checks on passengers all the way back in the 1960s. It was always my general ...
1
vote
2answers
336 views

I’m omitting that I’m married to an American man in my fiancée visa application to the UK. Will this be a problem? Do they cross-reference databases? [closed]

I’m omitting that I’m married to a American man in my fiancée visa application to the UK. Will this be a problem? Do they cross-reference databases? Is there a chance this will pass trough?
13
votes
1answer
574 views

Is it legal for a male airport security guard to ask you to lift up your blouse and swab your bare stomach?

I was randomly picked for a paper swab at Bilbao airport. I was asked to come behind a screen with a male security guard and I am a single female. He asked me to lift up my blouse and proceeded to ...
2
votes
2answers
121 views

Security at airport

I am travelling from Newcastle (UK) to India and I am assuming I will get all my boarding passes in Newcastle check-in. However, I have a layover in Heathrow and I had this doubt that if I have a ...
3
votes
1answer
121 views

Looks different in reality vs visa photo

I'm going to fly to the United States in october. The problem is that i got my visa 1.5 years ago when I had short hair and beard. Will it be a problem that I have now a longer hair and beard? I'm ...
6
votes
2answers
280 views

Why did someone at the airport ask for my passport and write my info in a book?

I’m 18 this year and I’m going to Korea for the third time. Once last year, twice this year. This time, I got a stamp on my flight ticket: it was stamped when I transferred from a domestic flight to ...
4
votes
2answers
181 views

Can I carry DIY electronics to a plane?

I am an electronics engineer and electronics enthusiast with the desire to monitor different parameters at different times. I've created a small X-Y-Z planes accelerometer, which I would like to take ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

Airline/Airport fault that I missed my flight! What precautionary measure I have to take to avoid extra charges? [closed]

On some occasions (even when I was 3 hours prior to my flights at the airport), I was not sure whether I was going to catch my flight (due to long check-in queue, long waiting time for immigration and ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Am I allowed to bring an unopened wine bottle in my carry-on luggage onto an airplane?

I am aware that many airports have duty-free shops which sell liquor. Obviously, if you are allowed to buy liquor at an airport duty-free shop, you should be able to carry the liquor on the airplane ...
0
votes
0answers
333 views

Is it allowed to bring vibrator in Dubai? Putting it in check-in bag [duplicate]

I'll be travelling back to Dubai from a short vacation. Will I be having a problem if I bring a vibrator entering Dubai? I have checked online and I can't seem to find any answer.
1
vote
1answer
146 views

Are there any websites to check if my luggage will be accepted at airports?

I'm completely new to travelling and I will fly to Ireland in two weeks from school. I looked up luggage rules on the internet but I don't completely understand them, especially the rules for hand ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

Can I bring this metal gift by airplane to Australia?

I will visit Australia very soon. I bought this gift. Can I have problems with Customs at the Australian airport?
3
votes
2answers
494 views

What happens if I pass passport control and I cancel my flight?

I was wondering what will happen if I pass the passport control checkpoint, and they stamp on my passport that I'm leaving that country, and then I decide to cancel my flight and not travel. Will they ...
14
votes
1answer
2k views

Is it possible to fly with liquids bought in a different airport?

I'm flying from Porto (OPO) to London Stansted (STN) and then from STN to Warsaw Modlin (WMI), about two hours afterwards. Both flights are with Ryanair. I wanted to buy some Port wine at the duty ...
3
votes
1answer
97 views

Travelling from PHL to BOS to LHR, do I need security check at BOS again?

I am travelling from Philadelphia to New Delhi. The flight is with American Airlines, from Philadelphia to Boston to London To New Delhi. Do I need to come out land-side at Boston airport, for ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Is a stick deodorant a “liquid or gel” for EU airport security?

Does a deodorant like this count as liquid or gel for purposes of boarding a plane with it as hand luggage? I ask about Germany/EU. Background: the case of C. Christine Fair, Georgetown professor ...
2
votes
2answers
354 views

Can I take motion sickness pills abroad without a doctor's note?

I'm planning on going around Europe, Asia and Canada and I tend to have really bad travel sickness. I take the brand Kwells. The tablets really help. I buy them at my local pharmacy. As the question ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does my baggage need to go through X-ray to go out of the airport in Panama City?

I already have been in some countries, including South America and tje US. However, when I was in Panamá, something grabbed my attention. Why does my baggage need to go through an X-ray to go out of ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Regulations for traveling with LiPo battery in homemade electronic

In a month I will be flying to Costa Rica from Canada. I am working on a solar panel phone charger that will have a built in battery storage. The battery that will be used is a 2000mAh single cell ...
8
votes
1answer
717 views

Can I take roller skates through airport security?

I regularly travel nationally and occasionally internationally to play roller derby. If my roller skates get lost in transit (it has happened to people I know) my entire trip is ruined, so I prefer to ...
12
votes
3answers
7k views

Why do airports, not airlines, determine what can be taken on board?

I asked an airline if I could carry peanut butter with me in my hand luggage, and the airline asked me to contact the airport at which I was to board. This doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't it be a ...
-1
votes
1answer
305 views

Why did TSA pat me down at Rochester NY airport?

Going through TSA, after my carryon had passed through, I was pulled aside and my Tim Hortons coffee can was being re-examined with their tools. Meanwhile, I was told to remove my shoes; I answered I ...
-2
votes
1answer
2k views

“Random” airport scanning?

I have been to multiple airports, and no matter what I do I always seem to walk through the metal detector, have it go off randomly even though I have no metal on my person and have to undergo pat-...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

What do the Narita Airport body scanners detect?

What do the body scanners at Narita Airport actually detect? I've been in them a couple of times now, and more than once, it has picked something up on my right arm. I don't have any implants that I'...
8
votes
2answers
533 views

Can I transport bullet caps on a flight within the EU?

I am traveling from Germany to Bulgaria over the upcoming holidays. Information: My uncle is a hunter and wants me to bring him some bullet caps that are not available in Bulgaria. I would transport ...
38
votes
7answers
8k views

Who to complain to about the speed of airport security at Frankfurt?

Usually I'm flying several times every month or two in Europe, and in the last few years I have seen that the situation at security check is worse and worse. One week ago I had a flight via Frankfurt....