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The presiding government agencies have the legal right and authority to open, inspect, and search your luggage. Do they have the duty to inform you? I don’t know. In the US, my checked in luggage has been searched. Sometimes they leave a note. Sometimes they do not. In the case of a non-government agency like an airport or airline, in the US, the following ...


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Like other answers say, not really the airlines, but airport security can and do - it happened to me. Seemingly, a single guy holidaying in the Caribbean is somehow suspicious. At security for my flight home, I was asked all kinds of questions about where I had stayed and what I had done (I had mostly sat on the beach at my 5* hotel), and my carry-on bags ...


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I had mine in a separate bag and security would not let me through. Check in was fine but not carry on. It triggered as an explosive (???)


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Neither the metal detectors, nor the full body scanners currently in use at UK airports are designed to measure or detect body temperature. However infrared camera systems designed to do so are fairly simple to install, and are known to be installed at various airports worldwide to catch fever sufferers. On a far simpler level the same kind of non-contact ...


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Airports have procedures in place for cases like this (because this can happen in legitimate situations), but they usually don’t like it and may give you a hard time, and likewise for immigration authorities. Note that in some cases if they find out this was intentional they may even fine you (this happened to a guy in Singapore who wanted to be with his ...


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