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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 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 BGN 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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Can I bring fruit from Mexico into Düsseldorf airport?

I'm traveling in Mexico and would love to take some papayas (2-3) and mangos (3-4) from Mexico on my flight from Cancun, Mexico to Düsseldorf, Germany to bring home. On the customs page of Düsseldorf ...
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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 ...
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Getting the bag and 100ml containers for flying with liquids in hand luggage

Normally where do you get the 20cmx20cm resealable transparent bag and 100ml containers for flying with liquids? I assume liquids need not be in their original container, and you can fill 100ml ...
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How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs?

At a London airport, a security screener ordered my granddad to the full-body scanner. As a Luddite, he requested a full pat-down. But this screener, and 3 others, kept rebuffing him: Screener: Why ...
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What is the purpose of this sticker? [duplicate]

A friend had this sticker placed on his passport by a security officer at Schiphol airport. It was while waiting at the gate, after what seemed like an almost informal chat (but yet he was pulled out ...
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Do skincare sheet masks fall in the liquids category for carry ons?

I will be travelling from Amsterdam to Barcelona with only a carry on. As a makeup/skincare loving person, I have currently already packed the max of 10 liquids (with a max of 100ml). However, I ...
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Do I need to go through security again when transiting through Istanbul?

I am travelling from New Delhi to Gothenberg via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines on both sectors. Layover time is 4 hours. If boarding passes for both sectors were issued in New Delhi, do I need to ...
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Airport security pre-1970s? [closed]

I just accidentally discovered a few pictures on the web, that seem to imply that there was some sort of airport security checks on passengers all the way back in the 1960s. It was always my general ...
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I’m omitting that I’m married to an American man in my fiancée visa application to the UK. Will this be a problem? Do they cross-reference databases? [closed]

I’m omitting that I’m married to a American man in my fiancée visa application to the UK. Will this be a problem? Do they cross-reference databases? Is there a chance this will pass trough?
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Is it legal for a male airport security guard to ask you to lift up your blouse and swab your bare stomach?

I was randomly picked for a paper swab at Bilbao airport. I was asked to come behind a screen with a male security guard and I am a single female. He asked me to lift up my blouse and proceeded to ...
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Security at airport

I am travelling from Newcastle (UK) to India and I am assuming I will get all my boarding passes in Newcastle check-in. However, I have a layover in Heathrow and I had this doubt that if I have a ...
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Looks different in reality vs visa photo

I'm going to fly to the United States in october. The problem is that i got my visa 1.5 years ago when I had short hair and beard. Will it be a problem that I have now a longer hair and beard? I'm ...
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Why did someone at the airport ask for my passport and write my info in a book?

I’m 18 this year and I’m going to Korea for the third time. Once last year, twice this year. This time, I got a stamp on my flight ticket: it was stamped when I transferred from a domestic flight to ...
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Can I carry DIY electronics to a plane?

I am an electronics engineer and electronics enthusiast with the desire to monitor different parameters at different times. I've created a small X-Y-Z planes accelerometer, which I would like to take ...
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Airline/Airport fault that I missed my flight! What precautionary measure I have to take to avoid extra charges? [closed]

On some occasions (even when I was 3 hours prior to my flights at the airport), I was not sure whether I was going to catch my flight (due to long check-in queue, long waiting time for immigration and ...
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Am I allowed to bring an unopened wine bottle in my carry-on luggage onto an airplane?

I am aware that many airports have duty-free shops which sell liquor. Obviously, if you are allowed to buy liquor at an airport duty-free shop, you should be able to carry the liquor on the airplane ...