Rocketman742 From India, joined Oct 2004, 67 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4460 times:
Does any one besides me have a problem with DXB security. I recently had to remove my shoes,belt,cap 3 times while getting to the gate from check in. The security refuse to scan you with any hand held device and stripping off 3 times is absolutely ridiculous. When was the last time a Captain hijacked his own aircraft and doing this in front of all your passengers is absolutely demeaning. Abu dhabi/alain/sharjah just wave you through when they see a pilot but DXB security seems to get a real kick in watching you strip.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4302 times:
The scanners are pretty sensitive there. I had to remove my belt as well, which normally goes through other airports fine.
In any case, pilot or not, everybody should be subject to the same screening procedures. Pilots aren't immune to the odd bit of terrorist activity - maybe less likely, but still a possibility which must be considered.
Saa From South Africa, joined Oct 2000, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
There seems to be two sides to this story. I travel trough this airport at least 4 times a year
At the entrance to the check in area the security is pretty lax as any1 with a trolley and a bag can get through.
damn right their scanners are sensitive, I nearly got stripped 4 a foil covered Nestle Milky Bar two years ago and my poor uncle was stripped down to his thermal underwear (he was coming from a winter climate). it was so funny tho seeing him in his whites.