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Questions tagged [airport-security]

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

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Will I have enough time for my connection in Schiphol Airport? [duplicate]

I am flying from Germany to the USA with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Amsterdam Schipol Airport later this month (December 20th). I know I need to go through some extra security when I arrive in ...
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Is it legal to carry small quantity of chewing tobacco and lime to any country in world? [closed]

Is it legal to carry chewing small quantity of tobacco and lime (alkaline calcium compound) to any country in world? As I said small quantity (not more than 100 gram) I am not asking for duties/taxes ...
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Will I need to go through extra security when flying from one Schengen country, to another, and then to the United States?

On December 20th, I am flying from Nuremberg (Germany) to Detroit (USA), with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. When I arrive in Amsterdam, will I need to go through extra ...
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Is it allowed to carry 24" LED Monitor inside checkin luggage to Australia?

I'm planning wrap my 24" computer monitor with clothes and pack it inside my checkin luggage. Will this be allowed with airport security? I even have a rigifoam box which I can use to put the ...
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Unforeseen change of route and airport security

Let's say I have a direct flight from San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR), with no checked luggage. I buy a bottle of expensive alcohol post-security at SFO, but my flight gets cancelled and I get re-...
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Flying for the first time tomorrow, is a physical boarding pass required or is the app enough?

I am flying for the first time tomorrow, and one of my many many worries is regarding the boarding pass. I am flying with SAS and I have checked in on the SAS APP. It then shows me a boarding pass ...
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Will airport screeners allow an inkjet printer, if removed from my carry-on and placed on an Airport Security Tray?

Though this answer relates to an OfficeJet 8710 too big to fit in a carry-on, it does warn: But more importantly, there was a bomb threat a few years ago that involved toner cartridges and thus ...
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What rights do passengers have (in transfer zone, passport control)?

It’s happening to me for the second time. During a flight from Moscow to Paris, while connecting in Belgrade, an officer stopped, making me wait as all the other passengers looked at me though I ...
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Can I travel with BDSM items?

I've seen very little about this topic online and so have no idea if it's allowed for carry on hand-baggage. BDSM Items: Harness x2 Fluffy hand restraints Jock straps x2 Feather teaser Blind fold ...
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Can I check-in at the international terminal in Atlanta for a domestic flight?

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the domestic and international terminals are connected by the Plane Train within the airport's secured area. The few times that I've had ...
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Connecting flight in Newark

I am flying from from Phoenix to Dublin and I have a connection in Newark. My connection is in the same terminal. Terminal C. Will I have to go through security again?
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curious about how CLEAR works [duplicate]

As I understand it, CLEAR is a service that'll let you skip to the front of the line. To get it you have to go to an enrollment center and have your biometrics taken. It's my understanding that this ...
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Can I bring 50 ml vitamin D3 in carry-on luggage on a flight from Germany to Austria?

It is a pipette bottle with 15,000,000 IU (375 mg) vitamin D3 in 50 ml orange/mandarin/olive oil: https://www.vitabay.net/vitamin-d3-liquid-10.000-ie-depot-vegane-tropfen-nur-eine-portion/10-tage-...
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Do I need to go through customs, immigration and security for a connection in Singapore?

I have flights from Manila to Singapore and from Singapore to Bangkok, both on a different airline and ticket. Both flights will be in Terminal 1 and have a 5-hour gap in between. Do I still need to ...
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Can I check in at a desk (JFK) from inside security?

I have a flight out of JFK (to London). I want to fly to JFK from ATL (on a different ticket) and arrive a few hours prior. I am not checking any bags, so there are no issues there. My main question:...
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Why another security control when transferring between flights?

The day before yesterday I had a flight from a non-Schengen country to a Schengen destination with transfer at Helsinki Airport. I was surprised to see that after arrival in Helsinki all passengers ...
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What does it mean to “prep food on the go” in terms of air travel?

We are planning a trip on an airplane from Canada. We wanted to know if we could bring fruit aboard, and went to a government of Canada website that explained that we could. However, on the same ...
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Can you take the “other” type of nail clipper in hand baggage?

Here are "normal" nail clippers - Here's the "other" type of nail clipper {These seem to be called "German" nail clippers, "European" nail clippers, "medical" nail clippers, "professional" nail ...
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Travelling within US without my passport [duplicate]

I am an international student from San Francisco who is travelling to Belgium to attend a conference. I have an interview scheduled with the Belgian consulate tomorrow in Los Angeles. On my return ...
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Customised shoes at Airport security check

I had my travel shoes customised as they were slightly loose which made it tough to walk long distance. By customise I mean an extra layer added on inner side of shoe. But now I am thinking if this ...
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how long will it take from airplane just arrived in Geneva airport to the train which is in train station in same building? [duplicate]

I will arrive to Geneva airport from Paris, the specified arrival time is 09:05 in the morning. I heard that the airport terminal and train station are in same floor there, I have to transfer to the ...
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What is the purpose of baggage recheck?

A few days ago I saw "baggage recheck" point on the Hamburg airport*. In what situations is such recheck needed? Is it only for international, connecting flights? * I just saw the place where his ...
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Do non-Israeli airlines flying to Israel adopt the same security measures? [duplicate]

Sorry if this question might seem suspicious - as a frequent traveler to Israel it's simply something I've always wondered about. El Al has some well-known extra security methods for all flights to ...
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How to avoid extra TSA check when flying with secondary ID

Flying within the US. My fiance only brought a temporary driver license with her which is considered a secondary form of ID by the TSA. On our first security check she had to go through an extra ...
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Is a 105 cm steel wire a suspect item in a hand baggage?

For my next biking holiday in Asia I need to carry with me also the necessary to attach the panniers to the bike I will be renting at my destination. An item among these is a 105 cm long steel wire, ...
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Can I meet a transit passenger airside at DOH if we are departing on the same flight?

This is my first flight so I am not sure about how flying works. Basically my friend is transiting at Doha (DOH) from the UK to go to Singapore, I am also booked on same flight with him, as I live in ...
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Can I go inside the airport in the UK to meet someone?

My wife and child are arriving next week at Birmingham airport in the UK. They would have good amount of luggage. Is it possible that I could go inside airport at the luggage collection point to meet ...
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Getting TSA precheck with Global Entry

I recently got a Global Entry card. However on my last trip I was turned away from the pre check without an explanation. Why ? What do I have to do in addition to use pre check when I travel? Thank ...
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LAX connection new check in and security

I will be traveling on September 26th from Hawaii to Atlanta. I am not a US citizen but I hold a valid ESTA. My travel agency has booked these flights: HONOLULU, HI (DANIEL K INOUYE INTL), TERMINAL ...
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Why is it OK to bring liquids through Tel Aviv airport?

Israel is known to be obsessed with security, and rightly so. And yet, Israeli airport security will let you, without any trouble, bring any amount of liquids, more or less, onboard. Examples: 1.5L ...
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eBoarding passes of all family members on a single smartphone?

Family (2 adults and 2 children) booked DE->ES, online check-in done online. My wife has her boarding pass on her smartphone. On my smartphone, I have my own eBoarding pass as well as the children's. ...
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How to handle security after working with volatile material? [duplicate]

I am a member of an amateur high-powered rocketry club at my university, and as a result, I work with motors for these Rockets on a semi-regular basis. I'm concerned, however, that at some point I'...
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...