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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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 ...