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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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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 ...
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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 ...