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.