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So in it I happily carry:
4) k-lock chain
No problems at all, in more than 20 flights.
The last time I've even (accidentally) carried a small knife. Again, no problems.
Security quotes of the week
Posted Apr 14, 2012 12:52 UTC (Sat) by steffen780 (guest, #68142)
Posted Apr 16, 2012 7:59 UTC (Mon) by jezuch (subscriber, #52988)
So it's like in that "Airplane!" movie, where could conveniently buy a bomb at the airport?
Life imitates art... again.
Posted Apr 16, 2012 9:49 UTC (Mon) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted Apr 16, 2012 8:18 UTC (Mon) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
Frankfurt Airport has 75,000 employees working inside in the retail area (http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airpor...), and I heard most of them get only a cursory checking when entering the area. So that would likely be the easiest way to bring in dangerous stuff...
If you bring a small kid you can conveniently bring 500ml bottles with you anyway, no problem, so there is no need for that.
Posted Apr 16, 2012 10:20 UTC (Mon) by ekj (guest, #1524)
On of the many "security features" is the demand that passengers have a valid boarding-card in order to pass the security-checkpoint and enter the departure-area.
If, however, you're travelling with hand-luggage-only you can (here in Norway anyway) proceed directly to the gate without checking in. In this case you can either have a printed ticket, and present that at the security-checkpoint,
If you order the ticket online (90%+ of the domestic flights are booked that way) you bring nothing at all, other than the credit-card you used to book the flight.
That is right; to enter certain areas of the airport you need to either have a valid boarding-pass, or be willing to say: "I travel paperless, I ordered the ticket online."
It seems batshit insane to assume that terrorists would not be willing to lie. Yet that's the reality of it.
Meanwhile, innocent passengers are inconvenienced and costs are incurred. For example the policy prevents you from following a young child travelling alone to the gate, this job is now handled by an airline-employee.
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