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What I usually do is trying to get my ticket upgraded so that I'll have access to the Fast Track and Lounge. This makes the journey a lot easier.


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It can happen, but it's not a very thorough search at all. It happened to me a few months ago after failing the x-ray. I had booze from an earlier trip still in the sealed bag which of course is very odd. The officer asked for my boarding pass which I of course had in my phone. If I'd have had a physical one then my phone wouldn't have been checked. I ...


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In general, electronic devices are allowed, provided they don't contain forbidden substances (anything highly flammable, radioactive, explosive, liquids etc.). Practically, most devices without large batteries in them are OK. Batteries are indeed dangerous, hence the limits and the requirements to keep devices with batteries in carry-on. Anecdotally, I once ...


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While I have never brought a game console through security I have carried laptops through security for the last 20 years, never have they been damaged. The only thing there with even the slightest damage potential is the walk through metal detector, your gear doesn't go through it and even then the only thing that would even remotely concern me would be ...


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Are you going to put it in a suitcase and check it? Then yes, it can get damaged by the baggage handling process. Bags get dropped, stacked, flipped and stuffed. It could hurt one of the components of your system. So don’t put it in your checked luggage — or if you must check it as luggage, put it in the original box with the original styrofoam packing, and ...


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I brought a classic Wii through full security. I got yelled at for not taking it out of the bag, but no issues with the unit or TSA. The TSA really doesn't use magnetic scanners. X-Rays and millimeter scanners won't harm electronics (or nobody would bring them on trips)


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People put phones, cameras, laptops, hard drives, USB sticks, and all manner of other electronic devices through the airport security scanners every day, all without any damage or loss of information. Your PS4 will be absolutely fine.


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I asked them via Messenger and it appears that power supplies are allowed with no restriction


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The What Can I Bring page does not list this explicitly but it does list Phone Chargers which are similar in function but also Bread Machine, Laptops, Sewing Machine all of which require AC/DC units. Also power inverter. If you want to be 100% sure For items not listed here, simply snap a picture or send a question to AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or ...


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If by "power supply" you mean something you connect to a wall socket, and which can then supply DC power to some electronics, then certainly -- people routinely fly with those in their cabin baggage (they might call them laptop chargers instead, but a power supply is what it is). If you're speaking about a battery bank that doesn't need to be receive grid ...


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It depends a lot on the airport and the individual screener. The TSA itself is fairly inconsistent in applying their own rules and very ineffective at detecting actual weapons etc. I've certainly had engagements with security employees that obviously didn't know their own rules or just made them up on the fly. Just two weeks ago I get yelled at because I ...


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Putting them in checked package is simpler and safer. In theory you cannot leave such bottles on the original packages, but if you do not have other liquids, you may interpret that the original packages is the transparent bag. Often you can pass the security check in similar cases: security staff can see the interior (and check which kind of liquid and size)...


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No, security requires the bottles be removed from the original packaging. The Heathrow.com page on Security contains this text about carrying liquids with you into the cabin: Liquids - 100 ml rule Only limited quantities of liquids may be carried through airport security into the departure lounge. This includes bottled drinks, suntan lotion, fragrances, ...


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There is an airside shuttle bus between the terminals. Between Terminals (United Airlines Connections) United Airlines operates a shuttle bus between Terminals A and C from 5:00am to 10:00pm. In addition, United also operates a shuttle bus connecting Terminal B to Terminals A and C from 10:00am to 10:00pm. The shuttle bus is available at gate ...


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I've had success just asking at the check-in counter. They gave me a "boarding pass to nowhere" (looks like a boarding pass but I can't actually use it to get on a plane) which I then showed to the TSA agents. I imagine they have discretion, and this might vary by airport (mine was in Seattle), so you might want to call the airline ahead of time to make sure....


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This will be fine in your carry-on. You could make extra sure and put it in a zip-lock back and present it to security checkpoints


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If you have checked luggage, then put it in there. All you need is an overzealous employee to say 'aha it has liquid which might be kerosene, better not let it on the plane'. Then you lose your compass. If you have checked luggage, only take with you what you need onboard, and avoid the risk of having stuff confiscated :/


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According to Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority bags for liquids at the airport are not only allowed but are necessary https://maps.prodafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/4861_geodir_Document_Security_Information_to_be_published_on_RCAA_website_.pdf


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Most people working in airports are honest, will not steal. So there is a very good chance that the money will come through, even when the case is checked by X-ray or by hand. Even more likely as the most likely location for checking by X-ray is in Germany. And German border control and security forces are not known for stealing. I would not put money in ...


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This page on the TSA website says it's ok. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/laser-pointers


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In a case of life imitating art (or rather Stack Overflow), unsurprisingly it would seem that you cannot take a missile launcher (close-ish to a bazooka) in checked luggage, let alone as hand luggage. Key quotes from the BBC article in case the link goes stale (cut to leave only parts relevant to this answer): US airport security officers have ...


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If you're talking about what most people mean by "security clearance," which is a Confidential/Secret/Top Secret or Q/L DOE equivalents, then no. It has nothing whatsoever to do with TSA or CBP or their procedures. AFAIK there would be no way for them to easily verify if you even had one. If the individual's job was a sworn law enforcement officer, they ...


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When you are randomly selected for additional screening (which is a core part of TSA PreCheck as well as TAS procedures in general), the additional screening applies to you and all of your possessions. TSA knows that almost every passenger going through security has a cell phone, so when you didn't have one they queried that fact - if for no other reason ...


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