Skip to main content

Questions tagged [airport-security]

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

15 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6 votes
0 answers
2k views

Are security wait times at London Heathrow airport published live on a website?

Is there any link that gives the current wait times for Heathrow security at departure? Specifically I was interested in knowing about Terminal 2 departures. I know Frankfurt and some other airports ...
curious_cat's user avatar
  • 2,706
4 votes
0 answers
157 views

Air travel with goldfish

I know there are plenty of options for travelling with cats and dogs, but is travelling with a fish something that's possible? Back in the day, it probably wasn't an issue, but safety regulations ...
João Mendes's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
200 views

How does boarding by face-scanning work?

Recently, when boarding from MUC to ATH, the gate agent told us that no identification documents or boarding passes were needed. Instead, we boarded by having our face scanned by a camera mounted on ...
Diomidis Spinellis's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
57 views

City break during 6h transit in Delhi

My international flight should land at 8:05 at Delhi on Sunday and my domestic flight is scheduled at 14:30. I would like to visit the city as 6 hour seems like lots of time. I dont need to check in ...
Leos Literak's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
371 views

Effect of Denied Entry Stamp from Spain

I had a flight from Istanbul to Managua, transiting through Barcelona, Spain, and Bogotá, Colombia. I boarded my plane from Istanbul to Barcelona and made the transit. While attempting to board the ...
Meedo's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
0 answers
490 views

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 ...
nanny's user avatar
  • 331
3 votes
0 answers
1k views

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. ...
Prickly Pete's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
304 views

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 ...
jumps4fun's user avatar
  • 159
3 votes
0 answers
637 views

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 ...
Gazza's user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
0 answers
112 views

Will Custom Printed Luggage with QR Codes Confuse Airport Scanners?

I'm planning to order custom printed luggage to promote a business, and I'm considering incorporating a QR code for easy access to more information. I've read a question on StackExchange about issues ...
Radu Maris's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
182 views

Does any aviation authority / country have a limit lower than 100 watt hours (Wh) per lithium-ion battery in carry-on luggage?

My laptop has a 99.9WHr battery. faa.gov mentions: Size limits: Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
137 views

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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
186 views

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:...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
644 views

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?
zadrozny's user avatar
  • 141
1 vote
0 answers
77 views

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 ...
allquixotic's user avatar