Questions tagged [airport-security]

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

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Mobile phones in luggage at Heathrow [on hold]

I'm going to the Philippines from Heathrow UK and as all Filipinos when we go home we always buy stuff for our families back home. I was thinking to have with me in my hand carry four mobile phones ...
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Gate pass at ORD to meet teenager (non-Unaccompanied Minor)

I'm going to be meeting a relative at ORD (Chicago O'Hare) on a flight tomorrow. It's his first flight, and he is on the autism spectrum; he's old enough to not be an Unaccompanied Minor, as well. ...
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Does EnterAir allow boarding of disabled person with walking sticks?

We booked some holiday with my girlfriend through a travel agency and apparently the airline is EnterAir which I've never traveled with before. My girlfriend has a disability that creates some ...
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can I get in trouble for making snarky comments at airport officers? [closed]

I'm an arab living in Australia, everytime I'm travelling, without fail, I get pulled into the "random" check for explosives, wether it's domestic or international, even when I'm travelling with my ...
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What questions should I be able to answer when I want to enter the USA on the 4th time?

On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions. My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 ...
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Can I bring a lightsaber from Disneyland into Australia?

I want to visit Galaxy's Edge and build myself a custom lightsaber, as well as maybe buy a couple of the legacy ones for display in my theatre room. If I have them packed with the blades removed, can ...
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Who pays for increased security measures on flights to the US?

When I flew to the US from Australia I was briefly interviewed by a private security contractor - asking about my plans in the US etc. Other passengers were interviewed at the gate. I was wondering - ...
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usa - Can I be detained or arrested for refusing to unlock my digital devices?

After reading this news piece on how an american journalist was pulled in for secondary screening while entering the US, a question that popped up in my mind is what happens if, as a foreigner, I ...
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sturdy, metallic chess clock as carry-on baggage

I am an amateur chess player and I am considering flying from the US to Europe with the following chess clock: https://www.amazon.com/Chronos-GX-Touch-Chess-Clock/dp/B0015V3ZZ0 I am a concerned that ...
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Can I bring gold sheet face masks in my carry on?

I have a few of these face masks individually sealed and wrapped. Can I bring these in my carry on as it contains a small amount of liquid to keep them wet? (similar to the way we can bring baby wipes?...
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Domestic arrival for international departure

I am flying from Asheville (AVL) to Atlanta (ATL) - domestic - so I can catch an international flight from ATL to Paris. Will this mean I have to go through security check in both Asheville AND ...
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How early can I pass security in Brussels airport?

I have a really early flight at Brussels airport (departure around 7 AM). The only public transport that I can get leaves me at the airport at 3 AM). I will have the check in already done. Can I pass ...
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Will TSA allow me to carry a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/sleep apnea device?

When traveling with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) medical device (commonly used for sleep apnea), will it need to be removed from your carry on bag when going thru security with TSA Pre-...
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3D Pen in hand luggage

Flying from the UK, will I be allowed to take a 3D Pen with me in the cabin? I've checked what the UK has to say about tools in hand luggage but, as I more or less expected, there's nothing specific ...
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What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? [closed]

What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? Say by crossing a border, could I just fly/drive to other countries or will I be detained at the airport/border gate, or ...
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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How to deal with racism at airport/airlines (Ukraine Airlines)?

In my last visit to an east European country with Ukraine Airlines (using 4 different flights - back and forth) they have asked me for my passport before boarding. I know this a regular procedure and ...
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Arriving in Atlanta after US Preclearance in Dublin. Will I go through TSA security in Atlanta to transfer to a connecting flight?

For my specific flights, I'm flying out of Dublin (Terminal 2) which has US customs pre-clearance. I arrive in Atlanta before connecting to San Francisco. I'd like to shop at the duty free store in ...
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Can I bring DVDs and personal items in checked luggage

I'm going to NZ, and I want to bring my DVDs with as well as some personal items. One of which is a vibrator. Do I need to declare any of them?
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Flying from Geneva to Frankfurt to San Francisco, will my carry on bag go through the x-ray again at Frankfurt airport?

I'm planning to buy some Swiss army pocket knives as gifts at the Geneva airport (there is a store past the security check point that sells it). However, my concern is that when I am in Frankfurt, my ...
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Is whipped cream a liquid for the purposes of airport security?

I'm going to travel to visit my mother from Stockholm to Brussels. I'm thinking about bringing a traditional Swedish pastry called semla for her from her favourite bakery. They are sweet rolls filled ...
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(SFO > BKK) Will I have to go through customs at SFO when transferring to the international terminal?

I'll be traveling from Texas (DFW) to Thailand (BKK) late May this year and had a few questions about transferring from a domestic terminal to international terminal at SFO. This will be my timeline:...
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UK airport private room screening

Every time I fly from a UK airport I am taken to a separate room to security screen (because I always refuse the full body scanner as everyone should to collapse this security theatre but I digress). ...
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Should I put a compass in carry-on or checked luggage?

I have a compass filled with some sort of liquid. Should I put it in carry-on or checked luggage? I did not notice any warnings about it beeing flammable, but don't think it's filled with water either....
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Can I carry a NAS through airport security in the EU?

I own a relatively small 4-bay NAS. Can it go through airport security within the European Union? Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer ...
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90 minutes enough for domestic to International transfer at LAX?

Traveling from Austin, TX to Beijing with a connection in LAX. Both legs book at the same time through AA official website. The first flight arrives at Terminal 4 and the second leg leaves from Tom ...
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Air travel with refrigerated insulin

In a couple of weeks I'll be travelling by air on 2 separate airlines with insulin for my dog that must be kept refrigerated else it spoils, and I have no idea how to go about this. I'll probably be ...
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Is there a limit on bringing my videogames?

So far, I wanted to go on a trip with my gaming Console (PS4) And my family to the Philippines this Sunday, but I wanted to bring my videogames (cd’s) like at least 7-8 of them, but I worry that there ...
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How does airport security verify that you can carry a battery bank over 100 Wh?

In about 3 months I will be flying from Estonia (Tallinn) to New York (Newark) via Stockholm (Arlanda) by SAS. I have an Aukey 30000 mAh (~111 Wh) battery bank which I'd like to bring on board with me....
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Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest in Hong Kong? [closed]

Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest and a bulletproof helmet in Hong Kong. I mean in areas like the Airport (including beyond security, immigration etc.), roads, general public areas?
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Can I fly domestically in the US with a medium-sized tactical flashlight?

I have this flashlight with the following basic parameters: 138.96mm in length and 31.67mm circumference, as measured by digital calipers that cost more than the flashlight Has a 20 Wh 26650 Li-Ion ...
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Are these common pencil case items allowed on a flight inside the EU?

I am going to fly from Italy (Venice) to the UK (London Heathrow) and back. Just today I started to think about the fact that the restrictions on liquids and "dangerous" materials might impact items ...
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Taking a Desktop PC and 21" Monitor from Abu Dhabi to India (Bangalore)

I'm planning to take my used mini Lenovo tower desktop computer & its 21" monitor from Abu Dhabi to india (Bangalore.) Should I pack it in its original company boxes or should I pack both monitor ...
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Why the deboarding in Bangkok on flight BR61 (Taipei → Bangkok → Vienna)?

I recently flew from Taipei (TPE) to Vienna (VIE) via Bangkok (BKK), with EVA Air BR61. In Bangkok, all passengers had to deboard, and then go through security again and board again, for a ~1 hour ...
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Can baggage scanners see through an aluminum suitcase?

For the sake of specificity, let's say the Away Aluminum Edition. But I'm asking about aluminum luggage in general. My logic is: you have to remove a tablet or laptop. so even a relatively thin metal ...
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Sticker on passport

I had a sticker placed on my passport at Brisbane airport (inside last page) that states: SECURITY DO NOT REMOVE 05/11/18 It's blue and grayish. Would I have a problem or denied boarding if I have ...
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What are the practical consequences of getting SSSS on a flight outside the US?

In the US, getting the dreaded SSSS mark of Cain on your boarding pass has well known consequences, with the TSA singling you out for an extra level of attention. But what happens when you get one on ...
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Is there any website/program that indicates the estimated queue time at the security check point in a given airport in real time?

Is there any website or program that indicates the estimated queue time at the security check point (e.g. TSA in the US) in a given airport/gate in (near) real time?
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LAX Terminal Transit

I arrive at LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal on Air New Zealand and depart from Terminal 5 on an American Airlines domestic flight. I do not have any checked luggage. Can I transfer from TBIT to ...
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Can I get between Newark Terminals B and C after security?

My daughter will fly out of terminal C at 8:00pm. I fly out of Terminal B at 6:45pm. Both from Newark int. airport. We want to spend as much time together as possible. Is there any connections ...
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Can I go through an airport security checkpoint after my flight’s scheduled departure time?

If my flight is delayed, and I'm already checked in with only carry-on bags, will security allow me through the security checkpoint after my scheduled flight departure time? I've already seen this: ...
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American TSA locks in Australia

I'm about to travel through Australia, and I'd like to use my American TSA-openable locks on my luggage. I'm not sure if I should, though, or if I'm just inviting Australian authorities to damage my ...
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Security check in Turin-Caselle or Malpensa airports

Planning a trip to/from Turin airport (TRN) inside Schengen space. A colleague working there advised about occasional usage of body scanners, whilst the airport contact team states these are not ...
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What is the policy on carrying liquor in transit through Germany?

I will be travelling from India to US on Lufthansa and have a stopover in Frankfurt. I'd like to know if I can purchase liquor in India from a duty free shop and if it would be allowed by airport ...
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Do I have to take the receipt of a laptop I bought in USA when I go to my home country?

Do I have to take the receipt of the laptop I bought in USA with me, when I'm traveling to my country? The laptop is new, not opened.
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Domestic Flight transfer in LAX to International Flight to Australia

Traveling from Portland, OR to Australia with a connection in LAX. Domestic Flight on Alaska Airlines to LAX with an International Flight (on seperate itinerary) on Qantas. Arrive in terminal 6 at LAX....
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Is there a rule against taking food through TSA security checkpoints?

Twice in the last six months, when I went through the TSA checkpoint at San Jose airport, the screening agents specifically checked that I didn't have any food in my bags. The first time, I asked the ...
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Is it allowed to carry seeds on an intercontinental flight?

I will take a flight from South America to Europe (with Air France, Colombia-Panama-France-Romania if this info is useful) and I want to bring some seeds from there. Obviously, I'm not talking about ...
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Can I bring a wooden dough rolling stick onto the plane(carry-on)?

Here is a picture of what I am trying to bring onto the plane. I thought since it is wooden, it might pose a threat. I'd really appreciate any help. Flying from LGA, NYC, and I do not have any ...