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How can one travel with X-Ray sensitive equipment or electronic devices?

OK, So I've never tried this with electronic equipment (which I think will make it harder). But I've flown several times with personal radiation dosimeters as required by my employment at the time. ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

The device in your image is most likely a Southern Scientific Pedestrian Radiation Portal Monitor. I'm only unsure of the bottom, darker protruding part, the rest looks exactly like the only image the ...
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Why does my baggage need to go through X-ray to go out of the airport in Panama City?

The same thing happens in Ecuador. All bags used to go systematically through and X-Ray machine but it took long, so now we have a light that randomly switches between red and green to tell you if you ...
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Why does my baggage need to go through X-ray to go out of the airport in Panama City?

Most of countries have X-ray on custom. Just few of the countries control them systematically (or just often, many people per flights). It is not just for drugs or safety. Often is just to have a ...
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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I've had this issue at some security checkpoints and not others. The difference, in my observation, is in the conveyor belts. I've never had it happen at a checkpoint where the rollers under the ...
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How can one travel with X-Ray sensitive equipment or electronic devices?

For the United States, items are screened by the Transportation Security Administration. While I didn't find anything on their website stating a general policy for all x-ray-sensitive equipment, they ...
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"Airport-friendly" suspenders (braces) with AIT

It's been a couple years and I've been through the airport several times with these. This question is still getting attention, so I thought I would answer with my actual experience. Yes, they alert ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

It has several benefits: prevents ancillary staff like catering and shop workers from entering the secure area stops large quantities of goods used by catering and shops, etc. from having to be ...
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Where in Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport are the millimeter-wave body scanners?

As of July 2016, there are millimeter wave detectors at every single security lane in Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport. However, you can choose to get patted down instead of going through the scanner. ...
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Will the wearing of a silicone butt plug be detected by Security?

Full body scanners image the (outside) outline of your body, going through (most) clothing. Depending on how much it adds to your outline, it can or cannot be detected; if it is relatively flat, they ...
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What is the proper way of flying from the US to Canada with a drone in my luggage?

I've flown within the USA, to the US from Canada and Europe, and all over Europe without issues. Here are a few tips: Many airlines now have a drone specific page on their website - search using ...
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What is the proper way of flying from the US to Canada with a drone in my luggage?

As long as the remote control and the drone are off (they would probably consider those as radios/remote controlled vehicles, which are not allowed to be used in flight) I don't see an issue. You ...
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Is my leather pouch blocking bag x-ray scanners?

No. Leather is transparent to x-rays (just like human skin, which is why medical x-rays work). If they see a large enough mass that they can't see through (if you happen to travel with a lead-lined ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

I haven't carried silver film for a decade but back when I did the best solution I found was some clear plastic tubes meant for making film easy to hand inspect without having to open anything. Below ...
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How to convince airport security that I am not dangerous when having metallic parts in my body?

As others have stated, there is a not very official looking card (a so called Implantatepass in german), in which implants of all kind you have are listed. However, for example in Austria, it's also ...
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Body Scanner in UAE?

According to what I found online: From EUROPE1 : Dubaï has not put in place body scanner in both their airports because it is against Islam, and individuals intimacy. Scanners are replaced by other ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Discussing scanners at France is a moot point; as you are not scanned there - unless you left the airport and are then checking in again. I do not believe this to be case here. So really, you have no ...
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Airport process

Lots of questions... I have a 'squishy' bag (not hard) would there be a chance of it ripping? It depends A LOT on what you're packing inside of the bag. Usually "squishy" bags are quite resistant to ...
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What is the likelihood of TSA checking a package which has a desktop computer in it?

There's not a very reliable answer to this question. If TSA has statistics for "how likely is it that my bag will be hand searched?", or "what is the best way to avoid a security check of my bag?", I ...
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What is the likelihood of TSA checking a package which has a desktop computer in it?

A metal PC case is going to be almost transparent to an airport x-ray machine. In the era when you didn't have to to take your laptop out, I often travelled with two or three in my hand-luggage and ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Kodak (people more familiar with film than most) have this handy page which they last updated in 2003(!) on film and x-ray machines: X-ray equipment used to inspect carry-on baggage uses a very low ...
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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I have another couple of suggestions to reduce the pain of the static discharge: Use the tip of your elbow (an almost totally insensitive patch of skin) Flick the item with your finger (the brain ...
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