Questions tagged [x-ray-machines]

May be used for scanners, regardless of their technology, of what is carried in luggage and in or on the body, such as the metal detectors at the entrance to some hotels, the controversial whole-body scanners, as well as the more familiar machines for hand-luggage at airports.

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Why does my baggage need to go through X-ray to go out of the airport in Panama City?

I already have been in some countries, including South America and tje US. However, when I was in Panamá, something grabbed my attention. Why does my baggage need to go through an X-ray to go out of ...
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Will the wearing of a silicone butt plug be detected by Security? [closed]

I will be travelling from Asia to Europe with a stopover in UAE. I have four sex toys (discreet), none metal nor battery operated. I will put three in checked luggage (I don't expect any problems ...
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Is it safe to stand next to airport X-ray machines?

I am a little freaked out because when I was traveling over Christmas I noticed that a carry-on baggage scanner had a really long shielding tunnel. The shielding is metal plates that are placed along ...
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How can one travel with X-Ray sensitive equipment or electronic devices?

While analog film is probably still the most common X-ray sensitive item encountered at airport security, there are some emerging electronics technologies that use MOS floating gates as precision ...
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Body Scanner in UAE?

Do they have human xray or body scanner in UAE specifically in Dubai? (I don't know how to call it) Do they search thoroughly your body?
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What is the proper way of flying from the US to Canada with a drone in my luggage?

The drone in question is a DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Can I fly with a drone at all? If yes, carry-on or checked bags? Do you need to declare it? Do you need to take it out of bags at Security X-ray ...
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What is the likelihood of TSA checking a package which has a desktop computer in it?

I'll be travelling from Miami to Istanbul (non-stop with Turkish Airlines) I have a HTPC atx case. I kept the protective foam of the case. I will pack it in a hard plastic storage box and tape the lid ...
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Is my leather pouch blocking bag x-ray scanners?

When I travel, I usually carry a backpack and inside, a small leather pouch with various creams and perfumes inside along with a laptop in a laptop briefcase-style bag. The first time I traveled with ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Currently considering different options to fly from Spain (Schengen, EU) to Tokyo (non-Schengen, Japan). One of the options is to do a layover in CDG (Charles de Gaulle - Paris). I would like to ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

To disembark in many European terminals, passengers must pass through a corridor with a bottleneck. On either side of the hallway there are tall, chubby boxes. The white or gray boxes are powered and ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Since I still shoot analogue photos, I often find myself travelling with photographic film. Film can be sensitive to X-ray machines, depending on the "strength" of the machine, the technology, the ASA ...
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How do airports check incoming goods [closed]

How do airports test products or goods that are kept in sale stalls past the point of the security checkpoint? More specifically, if there is a restaurant such as Starbucks that is located near the ...
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Ceramic knives and airport (or any other) security

I ran into this question that discussed putting a ceramic knife in the carry-on luggage. Clearly that won't work, as the carry-on luggage goes through the x-ray machine and ceramics in general have ...
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Does Istanbul airport have x-ray scanners before the exit?

I always travel with (photographic) film and I'd like to know how many X-Ray stops I'm likely to encounter on a given trip. Most of the time, I have my carry-on scanned once at security here in ...
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Can airport security find a waterskin?

From what I understand of the X-ray machines my hand luggage goes in, they are only able to reveal the shape of objects, especially if they are not made of metal or other X-ray-opaque material. So I ...
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“Airport-friendly” suspenders (braces) with AIT

I regularly wear these suspenders with "airport-friendly" plastic clasps, designed to be worn under your shirt. However, I will be traveling to an airport that used Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) ...
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Why does TSA security vary so much for different airports?

I would assume TSA (Transportation Security Administration) security to be especially tight no matter the airport, but it seems that the different airports I have been to have often very different ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I traveled by plane for the first time in my life 3 months ago. It was 4 trips, which meant 4 hand luggage inspections. I have a huge problem: I was asked to remove my laptop and tablet from my bag ...
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Titanium in Body. Should I be careful of anything? [duplicate]

I have an all titanium wire mesh underneath my eye due to a car accident. It is supposed to be MRI and X-Ray safe and I have traveled with it once before. I usually avoid informing security beforehand ...
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Do you have to use a body scanner in TSA Pre Check lines?

Do any of you TSA Pre-Check approved people know if Pre Check allows you to skip the full body scanner in some or most airports?
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SCS Implant airport security fears [duplicate]

I'm having a spinal cord stimulator implant fitted soon and travel a couple of times a year to European destinations, although am planning a trip to the USA too:) My concern is although I will be ...
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Is it true that random scanning at Airports require passenger to be half naked? [closed]

I know, the question might sounds very controversial, but i often heard rumours about horrible experience in some airports Major airports in US (most of the stories) Airport in Japan (Highly ...
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What's the worst that can happen when attempting to fly with double-edged razors?

I recently switched from cartridge-style razor blades to an "old style" razor which takes double-edged razor blades. (source: Wikipedia) I know that TSA officially does not permit flying with ...
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How to convince airport security that I am not dangerous when having metallic parts in my body?

I had an operation some time ago and now I have small screws in my shoulder which will not be removed anymore. When I decided to fly for vacation, I supposed that these will may bring me into trouble ...
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Procedures for boarding a cruise at Miami?

In a few weeks, I will be departing off Miami for a cruise. It it my first time on such an adventure. From downtown Miami, how to reach the pier where cruise liners usually pick up passengers? Is ...
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How do I prevent damage to electronic devices at airport security?

I have travelled with a laptop before with no problems (not recently), but for an upcoming trip I will, for the first time, be carrying a smartphone and a Kindle (not the Fire but the older e-ink type)...
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Where in Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport are the millimeter-wave body scanners?

This wikipedia page about millimeter-wave scanners indicates that Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport uses millimeter-wave scanners. Can someone tell me at what sections/terminals of the airport ...
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Why do you need to take out your laptop from your bag during airport security checks?

Why do you need to take your laptop from your bag during airport security checks? Why can't they just x-ray check the whole bag together with the laptop?