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I don't want my kids to get "patted down" at the airport

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]
posted by squaregear on Nov 28, 2012 - 29 answers

Briefly Detained in Turkey

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]
posted by adverse_conditions on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Don't taze my Flanders, bro!

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?
posted by In The Annex on Nov 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Bodyscanners are this good?

Is this a real captured-image of human insides? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Sep 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Preventing luggage theft during airport screenings

What are strategies for preventing the theft of your luggage during airport security screening? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Can't I just step through the gate like it used to be?

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?
posted by asockpuppet on Oct 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Fingerprinted at Heathrow?

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]
posted by aiglet on Mar 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I get on the plane with my Casio Pathfinder watch?

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.
posted by The World Famous on Sep 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Have photo id, just not the original... now how I am supposed to get on the plane?

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]
posted by agenais on Jul 20, 2008 - 10 answers

We're here to protect you from all the terror.

What's the point of armed police at airports and train stations? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Jun 24, 2008 - 29 answers

Can I bring Imitrex in my carry on bag?

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]
posted by cptspalding on May 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How much of a problem is a typo in a visa?

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?
posted by Lebannen on Feb 26, 2006 - 13 answers

U.S. airport security issues?

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]
posted by gluechunk on Dec 12, 2003 - 12 answers

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