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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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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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Transfer Between Terminal 1 - Terminal 3 in Dubai [closed]

If you arrive to Terminal 2 in Dubai at 12:05 AM and are wanting to staff in the airport lounge in Terminal 1 are you required to go through security? If yes, is security open at that time?
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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 ...
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Carrying a heat gun as hand luggage in an airplane

Carrying a real gun as hand luggage is surely a no-no. But what about a hot air gun/heat gun (among other names)? Besides the nominal and formal resemblance to a real gun, it can generate heat of ...
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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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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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Can I bring an inkjet printer in my carry-on?

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?