|Quoting Star_world (Reply 1):|
The UK airport security process is far better than pretty much any other western European country and definitely better than the US,
|Quoting BA (Reply 6):|
I wonder when will the US catch up to the UK's standards?
|Quoting StealthZ (Reply 7):|
I don't get this what is there to catch up? I am not saying the US methods, or anyone elses are perfect or even better but what apart from being a touch less intrusive makes the UK screening any better or more successful than any other??
|Quoting SA7700 (Reply 5):|
In South Africa we don't have to remove laptops from their cases
|Quoting SA7700 (Reply 5):|
In South Africa we don't have to remove laptops from their cases, and IIRC neither did I have to in Australia.
|Quoting Ryan h (Reply 11):|
Every time I have flown either on international or domestic flights here in Australia I had to remove the laptop from it's case.
|Quoting BA (Reply 9):|
Some members here are claiming the UK's airport security is more advanced than in the US and other parts of the world, however they haven't explained why, probably because the information isn't available to the public.
So to answer your question of what is there to catch up to, I don't know.
Perhaps their x-ray machines are more advanced?
If they're not anymore advanced, then I don't see how the UK's airport security is more advanced than in the US, but I wouldn't really know.
|Quoting Jwenting (Reply 4):|
If removing laptops from their cases was needed to make sure the case could get scanned properly they'd have been the ones to invent that procedure.
|Quoting 777jaah (Reply 17):|
If your battery is dead, your not probably getting in the airplane
|Quoting Myt332 (Reply 19):|
This happened to me at LGW. I got my bag searched and was asked to turn my laptop on but as I was on my way home, I had drained the battery already. I nearly had heart failure when I saw this but the screener didn't really care, he was satisfied by a flashing battery low light
|Quoting HS748 (Reply 18):|
Absolutley. It's not necessary, so it isn't done. Just like the nonsense at some airports of removing shoes and belts - if you invest in the best equipment it's completely unnecessary.
|Quoting IADLHR (Reply 22):|
Frankly, I think that some of the things that are done in the USA, in the name of security, are to show to the general population that the USA is indeed cracking down on security.
|Quoting Levent (Reply 25):|
About airport security: am Ý correct by saying that most airports don`t screen the people walking into the landside of the arrivals and departure halls? They do screen everyone at the Ýstanbul airports and Ý think that is very good. Theoretically, at most airports someone could just walk in and blow him or herself up.
|Quoting Star_world (Reply 26):|
Yes this is common in many airports in middle east / Asia, but pretty much non-existent in Europe and US. It's probably a good idea, but would require a lot of re-design of the airports to accomodate it.
|Quoting ANstar (Reply 16):|
The UK security has had more experience than the US and therefore it "appears" seem to know what does and doersn't work.
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