I haven't flown in quite a long time, so I'm not familiar with all the latest security procedures here in the U.S. In a couple months my family will be taking a trip and I'm not comfortable with my children being scanned or touched. What are my options (other than not flying)? [more inside]
I flew back to the states from Istanbul yesterday and was detained briefly after my name apparently triggered a security warning. My question is, how do I find out what kind of warning is being issued. I assume it was the Turkish governments watch list because after sometime had passed, the authorities came over, returned my passport and told me they had called a US govt agency and I was free to board the plane. [more inside]
Paranoid security theater question: Will I get hassled by airport security for wearing my Remembrance Day poppy (as it has a terrorist-grade pin to attach to the lapel)? I'm travelling to the U.S. west coast on the weekend, and I'm wondering if airport security hates our Canadian soldiers?
What are strategies for preventing the theft of your luggage during airport security screening? [more inside]
I'm flying next month and will have to go through a full body scanner for the first time. I'm not comfortable with this at all. I'm so not ok with the scanner that I'm considering driving 17 hours instead. I know that I can request a patdown, but will this subject me to any additional hassling or questioning by the TSA / airport security?
I am a Canadian citizen and UK work permit holder, and was fingerprinted entering the UK at Heathrow airport last week. Is this something I should bother complaining about, and if so, then who should I be contacting? [more inside]
Will they take my watch away at the airport? It is digital Casio Pathfinder with a barometer, thermometer, compass, and altimeter. I'm flying in about 6 hours, and I really don't want to lose my watch, but I want to take it with me.
Will airport security/Virgin America let me get on my domestic US flight if I only have a photocopy of my photo ID? [more inside]
What's the point of armed police at airports and train stations? [more inside]
Airport Security Filter: Can I bring injectable Imitrex in my carry on bags without causing problems during security screening? I will be going through airports in US, UK, Africa. [more inside]
I hold a UK passport. It now contains a US (C1/D) visa. Due to a clerical error during the application, the visa lists my sex incorrectly. Is this going to be a problem in the event that I actually need to travel to the USA?
Will I have troubles with U.S. airport security if I bring along an old funky laptop? [more inside] Also, have you had any troubles with airport security this holiday season? [more inside]