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

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Passport cover worn

I’m due to fly to the Dominican Republic next month and I’m a bit concerned about my passport (UK). The gold writing on the front cover has near enough disappeared. Has anyone else flown with a ...
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Are pans allowed in hand luggage?

I am traveling via Easy Jet from Berlin airport. am I allowed to take metal/steel pans + sandwich maker in my hand luggage?
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3 hour change at Stansted

I have a flight Funchal->London Stansted. After 3 hours I have another flight Stansted->Bologna. Is this enough time to do passport control and security check? Handbag+checkin done Do I need to ...
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Are we allowed to bring many small containers of liquids on the plane?

Can we take 10 different liquids: creams, toothpaste, and such, each below 100 ml on the plane? They total 480 g. what is the general rule?
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International itinerary followed by a separate domestic itinerary at LAX, do I need to go through security again?

I fly out of Beijing and land at LAX in one itinerary on Air China. I had to book a separate domestic itinerary From LAX to go to DFW on American Airline. Once I clear the custom and immigration at ...
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Can I travel with a suitcase full of condoms?

Let’s say I want to bring only thousands of condoms in my suitcase when traveling. Doesn’t matter if it’s with me on the plane or sent separately. Will I get in trouble for being suspected of ...
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International travel with IC (integrated circuit) chips

I will so travel with some ICs to Europe from the USA soon. I am going to Europe for a research visit and I need those ICs there. I am not sure if this will create some problems for me during security ...
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Is it really forbidden to take extension cords out of the Philippines?

During security screening departing the Philippines on an international flight an X-ray of my backpack showed a simple, cheap two-pronged, 2-3 meter household extension cord that I use with my laptop ...
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Can I travel with codeine cough syrup past airport security?

I have a chronic bad cough (not COVID-19 though) and I take an over-the-counter codeine based medication. My issue isn't with whether it's allowed as I'm planning on drinking it before I travel to the ...
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Can I arrange for TSA to pre-approve an item for carry-on luggage?

The TSA website gives a list of permitted items for the carry-on. However, they also mention that the final decision lies in the hand of the security agents. Is it possible to ask the TSA to "pre-...
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Can I carry alcohol filled chocolate in hand luggage to Vienna [duplicate]

We plan a two days trip to Vienna. Can I carry alcohol filled chocolate in my hand luggage? We are flying from Lisbon to Vienna. I plan to take 6 boxes of 24 units, each unit containing about 1ml of ...
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Are hard items heavier than 2 kg forbidden to be placed in carry-on luggage in flights within Mexico?

I have the following massager that I sometimes bring in my carry-on luggage: Product dimensions: 4 x 5 x 5 inches. Weight: 4.2 Pounds. Massagers are in the list of permitted items for the TSA (https:...
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Carrying 30 ebook readers in hand luggage

Because of reasons, I am likely to want to carry 30-40 ebook readers, still in their boxes, with me when traveling from Canada to the UK. Am I going to run into any trouble if I have them in my carry-...
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Can I fly to LA with JUST my work permit only? [duplicate]

My ID is expired for more than 1 year and I don't think it will get here in time for my trip in December. I only have my work permit card with me at this time that just got renewed. Can I only use ...
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Arriving at SAW airport in Istanbul, Turkey 9-12 hours before flight departure

I'm scheduling a domestic flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm looking to book a flight at 6:00 A.M. How early is it possible for me to go to the ...
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Why would TSA force me to get patted down in a private room?

Is there a reason why TSA would want to pat me down in a private room? I travel a lot, and I've been patted down many times, but usually they give me a choice between a pat down in the general area or ...
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Does SENTRI include TSA Pre-Check for Non-US citizens?

Does SENTRI include TSA Pre-Check for Non-US citizens that are not from one of the following: Colombia, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and Mexico?
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What does it mean if you are "red flagged" at the airport even before you go through security? [closed]

My story is very long and complicated and full of conspiracy theories as to what happened so I'm just going to keep it simple and just ask, how can a second time flyer get "red flagged" at ...
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Will a wire frame trekking backpack get past security in the US and EU?

My Gregory backpack contains a 55 cm wire frame, which can be removed (see photo). I would like to take it as carry-on. Could getting past security be a problem in the US or Europe?
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flying within the US with a cactus in carryon

I'll be flying domestically within the US from a part of the country where cacti are common to one where they aren't. As a small token gift I'd like to bring a small prickly pear cactus from my yard. ...
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How to travel with large amounts of cash?

I know it's required to fill FinCEN 105 for $10,000+ flying internationally. However, I was wondering about my particular situation. I live in the US and plan to sell my art/merch in foreign countries ...
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How do you prevent somebody from stealing your luggage when traveling by air?

I've basically never flown. So I'm asking as somebody who has near-zero experience with airports. Especially modern ones. I very much worry that, after my luggage is "checked in" and ...
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How do you get the wrong boarding pass in these high security computerised days?

Something happened to me about 3 years ago, and I have been wondering ever since about how such a thing can happen in these days when security is taken so seriously, and data is handled mostly by ...
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When traveling with airplanes internationally, do they scan/check the non-hand baggage which is separated from the people area in the plane?

If I were to book a ticket to travel to somewhere in the USA from Europe right now, and I bring one large traveling bag and one small backpack with me, with the big one containing a baton (thus a ...
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Airline abbreviated infant's first name to single letter. Problem?

There are already a lot of questions on this site regarding ticket/passport name mismatches, but here is one with an extra twist: We just booked a flight from Berlin to Boston (including return flight)...
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Can I bring an 18x6x6 inch Metal Box on Flight?

So I need to travel a very short domestic flight with a handmade box. It has some components I'm not so sure would be allowed through TSA, which are: Metal Rails Electronics Panel Computer Fans with ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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Why does one sometimes have to go through two subsequent security gates at El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia)?

I took a flight from El Alto International Airport (LPB, La Paz, Bolivia) to Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ, Cusco, Peru), and passengers for this flight (boarding gate R20) were required to go ...
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Can you request a frisk search be performed by an opposite sex officer at the airport?

This is something I've wondered. I watch border security shows (Australia Front Line, Nothing To Declare UK, Border Security Canada) and when customs officers are suspicious that travelers may be ...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable "personal items" for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Bringing HIV Medications from Pakistan to Kyrgyzstan for a friend

A friend is asking me to buy his HIV and Hepatitis C medicines from Pakistan and travel with them to Kyrgyzstan, where he lives. His doctor here in Pakistan has provided me with his prescription with ...
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Can we avoid paying import duty for a work laptop temporarily shipped to India via DHL?

My girlfriend is an Indian national who has been living in the UK for more than 10 years and now has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. Just recently, her mom in India became ill and she ...
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What kind of nail scissors have a good chance of being allowed in hand (carry-on) luggage in the EU?

I like to travel with hand luggage only when possible, but I also like to take nail scissors with me. From what I've read, it sounds like scissors shorter than 6 cm with rounded (not pointed) tips ...
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How much hand sanitizer can be taken through airport security in the EU?

The US TSA recently increased the amount of liquid hand sanitizer allowed through airport security to 12oz up from 3.4oz (the usual rule for liquids). What about airport security in the EU? Is there ...
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Sleeping overnight at Reagan National (DCA) airport

I am trying to book a domestic flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) at the end of this month. The itinerary I am looking is such that the flight will land at DCA at around 11:00 P....
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Why are passports checked at the gate for intra-Schengen flights?

Answers to the question Why are passports checked at the check-in counter, Immigration and even at the gate? point to the fact (among others, but this is the main trend) that airlines are held ...
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Is the claim that airport security is useless based on known information, reasonings, statistics or other sources? [closed]

While I dislike like everybody else having to go through the airports' "security theater", I don't get the logic behind the continuous lamentations claiming that these measures do nothing except ...
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Is it common for humanitarian flights to lack security control for the baggage?

Last week I took a flight from X to Y. Since Airport X is closed, they took us to the Military Airport. All the process happened outside of the building. However, they haven’t checked our baggage. I ...
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Are cruise ship harbors and airplane airports really this lax security-wise? [closed]

When traveling by commercial, low-cost airplane flights to a location, they frequently make a "stop in the middle" for some reason, forcing all the passengers to exit the plane, wait around at or near ...
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Going on holiday from an airport with mild temperature, can airport security detect this and think it is Coronavirus?

I am going on holiday very soon and I have a mild temperature, I feel quite well and in my honest opinion, I am fit to travel. I will take my medication with me etc. I also look quite well. I have a ...
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Can you leave Taiwan airport after going through international security?

I'm going to Taiwan in a couple months, and due to a change of plans, I'll be staying an extra week while the others I'm supposed to be flying home with will carry on. I'm not able to cancel my ...
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TSA canines and expedited passenger screening

GAO report-18-236 indicates that US TSA passenger screening canines as a useful tool to minimize wait times and meet passenger screening demand surges. Canines are trained to detect explosives on ...
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Is 4.5 hour layover long enough to leave Montreal airport?

I have a 4.5 hour layover in Montreal, on my way to Europe. Is that enough time to leave the airport and have a quick glimpse of the city? As an American citizen, is there anything similar to TSA ...
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Which flights to the US don't permit passengers to bring water or other liquid on board (even if purchased after the security checkpoint)? [duplicate]

Flights from Lima to Houston don't allow passengers to bring water on board (even if purchased after the security checkpoint): They do screen passengers' carry-on baggage right before boarding. ...
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Seattle > Los Angeles > Brisbane (Australia): Do I stay airside at LAX?

If I am doing SEA LAX (DELTA), LAX BNE (VA), can I stay airside at LAX and avoid LAX TSA.etc? Long story short: First time travelling to the USA. Heard plenty TSA / CBP / LAX horror stories. Want to ...
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Can I bring a GPU in my carry on from the USA to Chile? [duplicate]

Last time I had a GPU brought from the US it was my brother-in-law who put it in his suitcase and when he landed in Chile he noticed that at the US Customs they opened it and opened the GPU box, ...
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Checked baggage through TSA carry-on security when late for check-in?

Hi Travel Stack Exchange, Recently on a flight from LAX-BNA, I missed the cutoff for checked baggages by 6 minutes (10:15am departure, tried to check bags at 9:36). Yet, the automated check-in system ...
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Would you have to remove your jacket for the X-ray machine if you're not wearing anything underneath?

Whenever you go through the metal detectors at the airport, you're asked to remove your jacket and put it in one of the plastic trays. On a recent trip this got me thinking - what if you're wearing ...
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Can I carry a lighter with me from Changi Airport on Singapore Airlines?

While in Singapore, I have purchased a (Singapore-themed) butane lighter as a gift for someone else. If I'd taken a moment to think about it, I wouldn't have bothered because of the uncertainty, but ...
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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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