Questions tagged [airport-security]

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

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Stick deodorant through airport security

Do you have to put stick deodorant in your quart size bag in your carry on or gallon bag in your checked or would I be allowed to just leave it in with my clothes? Btw I am going to Philadelphia then ...
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How can one avoid the risks of being found carrying illegal drugs in carry on luggage whilst in transit?

It is often in the news, and there are stern warnings at airports: carrying illegal drugs through an airport is a bad idea. Since I occasionally fly through Singapore, I'm always worried my carry on ...
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Can I carry a PC in a flight?

I was wondering if I can bring my all in one lenovo pc. It's exactly or similar to this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-C345-20-inch-All-Desktop/dp/B00DPJZQ98 . I was wondering if it'll be to big or ...
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Question about water bottles

I was wondering if i'm allowed to bring a water jug on the airlines. The size of it is 74.4 ounces and 2.2 liters. The brand is Arrow home products. It would also be brought empty with nothing inside ...
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Can you get a Gate Pass at Stockholm Arlanda Airport?

I wonder if it's possible to get a gate pass at Stockholm Arlanda Airport so that you, for example, can assist a family member or have a beer with your friend by the gate?
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Can you bring an adjustable spanner on an airplane from Åland?

Apparently I've had an adjustable spanner in my suitcase for who knows how long. On my most recent flight I had to have it tossed away in airport security. This even though I've flown with it many ...
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Are liqueur chocolates allowed on airplane?

as you may know, Christmas is coming. My question is simple, if I offer a liqueur chocolates box to someone taking a plane after Christmas, will he be allow to take it on board or will he have to eat ...
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Can I bring a full sized tower PC onto an airplane as a carry-on without packing it?

I had driven down to Florida from Pennsylvania and brought my desktop with me as I built it, and wasn't gonna be down here for a month without it. Long story short, my transmission blew before I was ...
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Can I bring keto powder through airport security? [closed]

I've started doing keto (more specifically a power keto where you put it in water).. anyways can my powder keto pass security and a bigish plastic bottle (with a metal ball to help shake it up)?
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Sharp things on a plane? [closed]

Can I bring my cuticle cutters and nail file? If yes how should I pack it and in which bag?
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Why do they scan boarding passes two times at security control in Brussels airport (BRU)?

At Brussels airport they have electronical gates that will only let you through if you scan a valid boarding pass. After the gates, you go immediately to stand in line for security control. In that ...
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How can luggage get lost and never recovered if it still has a bag tag?

I lost a bag on a flight from BKK -> ARN -> CPH two weeks ago. I immediately filed a report at CPH when the bag hadn't arrived after more than an hour of waiting. Since then there has been no updates ...
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What's the liquids bag size at UK airports?

Last time when I travelled, I had 10 100 ml bottles in my clear plastic bag which I got from home. When I got to security, they said the bag was just slightly oversized even though it is within the ...
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Liquid containers size at the airport [duplicate]

I don’t understand why you can go through with an empty bottle (no matter the size) but you can’t go through with a large bottle that has less than 100ml of liquid in it. All these regulations are ...
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What can I wear to avoid getting frisked and crotch searched by TSA at the airport?

A year ago, traveling through an airport in the United States, I did the usual removal of belt and shoes to get through the TSA checkpoint to enter the terminal. I typically wear relaxed fit jeans. ...
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Bringing computer parts into Iran

I'm going on holiday to Iran and an Iranian friend has asked me to bring a few computer parts with me from Australia, the total value is about $700. I'll be taking a motherboard, AMD CPU and memory. ...
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First aid scissors confiscated by Dubai airport security

I am travelling with a first aid kit in carry on bag like this: NZ to Australia: bag X-rayed, no issues at all Australia to Dubai: security opened the kit, checked the scissors and allowed them ...
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Will there be an issue if I take 10 kilograms of yerba mate on an airplane?

Mate is a traditional South American infusion, which is not common and usually expensive in Europe. I'm travelling to France soon so I'm taking a bunch of it (the yerba mates leaves, not a liquid) for ...
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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Can I take new (still in their boxes) PC parts in my checked in luggage?

I am packing a motherboard, graphics card, RAM, power supply, chip, fans, SSD, and external hard drive which are ALL brand new still in their respective packages - packing them all inside my checked-...
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How much time is needed for check-in at Zurich?

I'm really anxious about air travel. Not the flying part but the airport stuff like security and boarding. I booked a flight leaving at 07:00am on a Saturday in mid-October from Zürich (ZRH). What ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected ...
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Must hearing aids be taken off when passing through security?

When someone uses hearing aids which is usually a small electronic device that is inserted into the ear, should they be taken off the person and passed through the x-ray machine along with electronics?...
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Customs for connections through Halifax with checked bags and separate tickets

Background: I was originally booked on WestJet from Boston to Glasgow through Halifax. This week, they informed me the BOS -> YHZ flight is canceled, and are wanting to route me BOS -> YYZ -> YHZ -> ...
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Does Swedish airport security check your phone?

One has heard of countries where you should remove the PIN code of your phone when passing through airport security. Does this also apply to Sweden?
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Bringing Power Supplies on Plane?

I have a 36V 8.8 Amp qualtek power supply that I want to bring for a friend. I'm not planning on checking bags so it will have to be carry on. Is this ok to bring on a plane? I can't seem to find any ...
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Carry-on liquids in toiletry bag (not clear ziplock)?

Over a year ago I stopped putting my toiletries in a clear plastic bag instead opting to keep them in my small dopp kit - I found it annoying to have to constantly transfer them between bags. I've ...
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Can Airplane security devices damage games consoles?

Okay so I’m leaving tomorrow morning and I wanted to take my ps4 but I’ve been told that the scanners can damage your console and wipe everything on it. Is it safe to bring it?
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Can I keep 5 x 8ml liquid in its original package to carry in my hand luggage?

While passing through the security checks at Heathrow Airport, passengers are requested to put their liquid into plastic bags provided. I want to carry the below package (5 x 8ml bottles of cologne) ...
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How do I get airside at Boston's Logan airport without a boarding pass? [duplicate]

My minor daughter is traveling by herself internationally, leaving from Boston's Logan airport. It's the first time she's traveled via air on her own, and I'd like to go with her to her gate (past ...
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Money in checked luggage

I accidentaly left money in my checked baggage flying from Germany to Brazil. It is something like 400 Euro. I realized this only as I was already flying. How often is the baggage X ray scanned? Is ...
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Why does the TSA have a 100ml container rule for liquids when I can put the same liquid in all of the containers?

Yes, this is similar to another question, but, judging from the answers, maybe the OP wasn't clear enough in their question. According to the TSA's 3-1-1 rule, you can bring (in your carry-on baggage) ...
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TSA asking to see cell phone

Traveling in the US. My plane ticket showed TSA precheck, so I was able to keep shoes on. I put everything in my book bag/ carryon, and ever the paranoid person, asked my wife to go first and grab ...
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Mobile phones in luggage at Heathrow [closed]

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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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 ...