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I wonder what they would do if you just let your robots wander through security by themselves...
The security saw it on the scanner and had to look at it. They told me they were ok because they were less than 4 inches long.
What happens if they confiscate something? Can you go back and send it to yourself through the mail?
Hi,Lucky you!Around 2005..2006, I had to go by plane for the first time after the Danish airport security had been really "tightened up", and they sure did a lot for looks - They confiscated 6..7 lighters, one of them they told me could be mistaken for a gun (apparently air personnel, including pilots, have extremely poor eye sight). Further they robbed me of a multitool (probably they thought I'd dismantle the plane while in the air) and finally, a folder with a 1" blade. I was told that I could go back and mail the stuff to myself, less the knife, as it had a locking blade - they called the cops and asked them to come deal with me, but the cops said "just confiscate the knife, he's probably not a master criminal".However, sending the stuff home would have made me miss the flight, so I didn't.
In Danish airport security, there's a limit that you can bring 1 lighter (if it absolutely positively cannot be mistaken for a gun by blind people). Traveling back from the US, I remembered to only have 1 lighter in my pocket, but the sweet old lady doing the security check, said "I'm very sorry, but you cannot bring this along", so I had to chase down someone with a light when I reached Munic airport - not an easy job in these times, but I actually did and had my first half smoke in 9..10 hours... And then I had to rush to the plane for Copenhagen.
I love flying, but stupid people get on my nerves and they seem to hire a lot of them in airports, so I prefer to drive if possible within reason.
And it's all for looks, as proved by a Danish reporter that reached the gate (he wasn't about to fly, just to test the security) without any problems, bringing a pointy serrated steak knife from one of the airport restaurants.They'll catch no terrorist through the security checks and the present rules, while being a nuisance to the traveler, easily allow for a variety of really nasty stuff, which I won't get into for obvious reasons.