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No more removing Laptops and LAGS from carry-on bags at MEL [T4 only] as new scanners roll out

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MEL T4 yesterday everything Left in bag.

Woman in uniform yelling out one bag per tray.

I put my carry on in one tray and jacket, phone, water bottle in another.

Got yelled at by the guy on the station as he moved my bag on top if my jacket etc so everything in one tray :rolleyes:
 

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Data point:

In the last week I have had to remove liquids at MEL T2 and DOH.
They stayed in my bag in SIN, CMB, AUH and CGK.
I still have AMS, LHR and MUC to check. :)
 

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In the last week I have had to remove liquids at MEL T2 and DOH.
They stayed in my bag in SIN, CMB, AUH and CGK.
I still have AMS, LHR and MUC to check. :)
And then there are the endless differences around removing shoes, belt, watch, ipad. I have taken to asking every time. Excellent to see a new opportunity for laptop inconsistency now :rolleyes:

Cheers skip
 

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I’ve been at US airports which had big signs saying “please leave your shoes on, you don’t need to remove them” (but observed people taking them off). Then got yelled at when I tried to confirm this - being told sternly “shoes off!”

The only consistent thing about airport security is inconsistency.
 

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I still have AMS, LHR and MUC to check. :)
I've gone through AMS two weeks ago and they had the new scanners where you would leave laptop and LAGs in the bag (at T3 where the BA checkin is, at least).

However, they were ridiculously slow (not sure if the ones in MEL are different models). The conveyor was running at such a slow speed, everyone had to wait forever after unloading into the tray to finally push them onto the conveyor, because things were just moving so slowly. When I got there there was hardly a queue, a family of 3 and a lone business man in front of me, but it still took me 15 mins to get through. I do not want to be there when it's busy...
 

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Newcastle has had these for a little while now. The new body scanners seem to have a lot of false positives. Teething issues I guess.
False positives better than false negatives i guess.


And then there are the endless differences around removing shoes, belt, watch, ipad. I have taken to asking every time. Excellent to see a new opportunity for laptop inconsistency now :rolleyes:

Cheers skip
I too just ask now - cant rely on any one airport/terminal/company/checkpoint/line to have a consistent approach. Easier just to ask and do what they want at that millisecond of timing.
 
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Total mayhem this morn - lines 20 deep - ALL electronics and lags out - staff directly waiting pax to fill every available slot as soon as vacant - trays taking forever to return - really slow process - BUT - very very few bags being channeled for secondary scanning - go figure
 

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