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Security Requirements At AKL  
User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 981 times:

I think AKL has gone completely overboard after Sept 11. Sure, heightened security is marvellous and a good idea, but screening checked baggage for certain flights (SQ, TG, MH, UA and NZ/QF American flights) causes huge queues which also restrict movement for other passengers. Putting additional security checks at gates 8 and 10 for all passengers on those flights is just plain stupid. What half-baked airport puts security on 20% of the gates and not on the rest? Add to this the last two flights I saw at gates 8 and 10 were: CX108 to HKG and QF120 to SYD, both which represent virtually no security risk. Please, even Heathrow doesn't put additional security at the gate for some flights and not others.

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5353 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 966 times:

Well LHR should have more security everywhere look what happened, and I don't see why this is over the top at AKL but all gates should have the same security.

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 960 times:

My point exactly - if you fit additional security onto some gates, you should fit them onto all. I thought AKL was overreacting because taking a look at other major airports worldwide - SYD, HKG, LHR, KUL - none of these make ALL passengers go through security twice on certain flights. I don't object to it in principle - just that it seems very unfair that every time I travel on CX ex-AKL I am subjected to the additional inconvenience of another security check whereas people who travel on say, NZ or KE are subjected to no additional security at all.

User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 941 times:

BNE does....
I was on transit in BNE, and they were begging the passengers (literally) to get to the gate 2 hrs before departure... But that was OK, that flight was going to S'pore/LHR, which makes sense.....


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 929 times:

Even in Heathrow, there was the usual cursory check after immigration (although some passengers were picked out to have thier carry on bags examined at the gate). But then, considering Heathrow's recent security problems, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised...

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