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A Question About LHR Screening For Airport Workers  
User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1573 posts, RR: 24
Posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Last week I was in London Heatrow for an overnight stay.It was my first overnight so I am not very familiar with the procedures but I was told not to cary liquids bigger than 100mls.Thats what we did I left my aftershave deodorant in the airplane.

Next morning when we arrive to the screening they told us to put all the liquids in plastic bag.And we did.But this time he said my shave foam sould be thrown to waste as it is bigger than 100ml.Than he said if we seal my flight bag and put it to the cargo compartment it would be OK.So he sealed the bag this time he asked us all the flight crew to take off shoes and belts.We said OK and passed.Every security measure is OK after 9/11,we comply but then a group of other airport employees arrived and they only passed through the metal dedector without taking off the shoes and belts and they walked away.

My question is was it simply they forgot to ask to remove shoes for the others or what is the standard procedure of screening process for LHR workers and crews?I think its a little bit stupid to ask to remove shave jel,I am not coming from my home as others, I have to shave before I fly so I have to carry my own shave jel which is standard Gillette brand sold in every supermarket.And finally if I try to hurt an English citizen would spraying the shave jel to his face my only option  Smile ?


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User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

I'm not sure as to workers airside in the terminals but for crew (pilots and F/A's) even those that are based at LHR, the same rules apply to us as to passengers. Ie: Liquids/gels in a sealed bag <100ml etc etc. Removing belts and shoes is not a necessity, generally only asked to do so if you 'beep' on going thru the metal detector. The only things that need to be removed from handbaggage for screening is the clear bag with liquids and any laptop.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27123 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

From my experience as a passenger random people are asked to remove shoes. Also if you are wearing a certain type of shoe ( boots ) etc.. Just my observations over the last 12 months.

Also I dont bother to take my 100ml items out anymore and no one says anything.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

As BAStew said, Airline's flight crew in the UK are screened to passenger standards, but ground crew are not. The standards for ground crew are almost exactly the same though, and I don't actually know what the differences are, as both flight and ground crew go through the same channels and ground crew are also subject to the liquids rules too.

Some of the rules are a bit silly really but unfortunately if we choose to work in that environment, we have to comply with them.

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User currently offlineBoeing77W From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I'm an airport employee, not LHR, and as far as we're concerned we have to adhere to the same standards/policies as passengers. With regards to shoes, it depends on how many people security have screened...they have targets!

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