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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:56 am 
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Just back from the budget weekend return on Ryanair. Security checks leaving Bordeaux... everything in boxes, scanned, walk through scanner..no problems. Return from Stansted wearing same clothes..set off scanner..full body xray in cabin thing, shoes off and x rayed, frisk search..turns out it was the decorative zips on my trousers! Interesting though that the machines are obviously different at different airports.


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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:12 am 
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I find the same thing with a particular pair of shoes that had been repaired with nails - they went through fine at Geneva but set off alarms at City.

The cabins are amazing - I always set them off as I roll my sleeves up and they detect the fact the fabric is thicker - and they trigger for same reason when I have a boarding card in my top pocket.

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:17 am 
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lindal1000 wrote:
Just back from the budget weekend return on Ryanair. Security checks leaving Bordeaux... everything in boxes, scanned, walk through scanner..no problems. Return from Stansted wearing same clothes..set off scanner..full body xray in cabin thing, shoes off and x rayed, frisk search..turns out it was the decorative zips on my trousers! Interesting though that the machines are obviously different at different airports.



I am led to believe that the sensitivity of the machines can be increased or decreased depending on the level of alert. Clearly the higher the alert level the more "false" alarms that there are and the more security staff you need to deal with the necessary subsequent searches/scans, and to man additional lanes to allow for the slow throughput.

Even in the UK there can be differences in scanners and levels of security and some time ago I was pulled up at Manchester for having a small tube of ointment in my hand luggage which should have been in the plastic jiffy bag (something I had forgotten about and had slipped into the corner of the case in the folds of the fabric lining). This had not been picked up in France nor at Heathrow on the outbound journey.

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:55 am 
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Pa-in- law has knee replacements and some times they set off the alarms, others not at all.
Mami use teatree oil with various cutting agents and it is always setting of alarms, am waiting for them to take her in for a full body strip,

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:37 am 
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Bayleaf wrote:
Slightly off topic, but I think there are more instances of drunken adults behaving badly on planes, than fidgety children.


Stories of annoying children and babies in business class don't make it to the news websites!
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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
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We were all annoying children and babies once! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:54 am 
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You speak for yersel! I was a perfect baby and a goody goody gumdrops boy. Never did anything wrong and I were an angel ^:)^ ^:)^ (90º)

In fact, my mum always said that if I had been a girl then I would probably grow up to be a right little madam 8-) 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:53 am 
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Now it seems the US is thinking of extending the ban of flights from Europe:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04 ... lights-us/

The US is already low down on my list of places to visit - this would just push it lower.

Still, it should boost the European Tourist Industry - unless some bright spark this side of the Atlantic decides to copy.

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 Post subject: Re: More Airport Security Changes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:14 am 
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niemeyjt wrote:
Now it seems the US is thinking of extending the ban of flights from Europe:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04 ... lights-us/

The US is already low down on my list of places to visit - this would just push it lower.

Still, it should boost the European Tourist Industry - unless some bright spark this side of the Atlantic decides to copy.

J


Exact, a country which I'd never visit,

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