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Answered What is ADL security up to now?

Matt_01

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The security at ADL is just so hit and miss.

Lately - flight on Monday (22/4), came back on Wednesday and out again on Thursday (25/4), on Monday the iPad had to come out, Thursday both my iPad and Surface Go left in the bag and just went through with no issues. Also does any one know what that new machine at ADL, VA side/end, left side of security, it seems to be x-raying people?
 

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They haven't installed a body scanner have they?
I fly out Wed morn so will have a look.
 

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They haven't installed a body scanner have they?
I fly out Wed morn so will have a look.
I have no idea If it is a body scanner, I just noticed something new on the VA side, I went through at the QF side at the end of the priority lane.

So flying out of ADL on INT you now may have to go through x2 body scanners, no QF/*OW air side lounge and stuck in the fish bowl. Nothing enticing to make me want to fly INT out of ADL so I will continue to fly xMEL or xSYD. ;)
 

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They must be doing something right.
I mean, when was the last time a flight from Adelaide was hijacked or blown up?
Hmm. Probably on par with the rest of the Australian airports I’d guess? Which would be their criteria for success. :p
 

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Instead of trying to be special, ADL airport should invest their time to be more efficient. Mayhem out of ADL 5:30am on Mon this week, priority queue snaking almost to the JQ check in counters and pax kept running up to the crew lane to cut the queue as their flights were boarding etc which made the priority queue a joke.
I’ve asked security once why ADL is so unique that the umbrella had to come out of the bag. I was sternly told that it’s a national requirement and if the other airports wanted to relax their standards it’s their call, blah blah, I quickly ran off before I could be lectured on their other special practices! :rolleyes:
 

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Didn't see anything new or unusual going through adl this morn. Didn't need to remove ipads.
 

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I’ve asked security once why ADL is so unique that the umbrella had to come out of the bag.
I researched this.

The “National Requirement” states that individual airport security can decide to do it or not.
 

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I don’t mind one way or the other what procedures are in place at Australian airports for security screening.
What does annoy me is the lack of consistency. How difficult is it for these people to get into a room together and compare notes ?
 

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Just came through security at ADL, no probs and the staff were even pleasant.

Karma got the unpleasant fellow pax who was pushing past everyone and expecting them to get out of his way. He was selected for explosives check. His temper, probably.
 

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I’ve asked security once why ADL is so unique that the umbrella had to come out of the bag.
I had umbrella out of bag at CBR, BNE and CNS before I was ever asked to do it at ADL.

Then there was the time I stored a bag for a few hours at St Pancras station in London a few years ago. It was a long umbrella. I was called into a special room to explain to them what the long thing that looked like a rifle was. For a few seconds even I couldn't explain it :oops:
 

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Instead of trying to be special, ADL airport should invest their time to be more efficient. Mayhem out of ADL 5:30am on Mon this week, priority queue snaking almost to the JQ check in counters and pax kept running up to the crew lane to cut the queue as their flights were boarding etc which made the priority queue a joke.
I’ve asked security once why ADL is so unique that the umbrella had to come out of the bag. I was sternly told that it’s a national requirement and if the other airports wanted to relax their standards it’s their call, blah blah, I quickly ran off before I could be lectured on their other special practices! :rolleyes:
Oh bad move. I did the same and got the full check out. They do not like being questioned about umbrellas. It’s their “thang”. And now it’s ipads.
Didn't see anything new or unusual going through adl this morn. Didn't need to remove ipads.
Ah, it’s first of May. They’ve moved on from iPads.
 

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Instead of trying to be special, ADL airport should invest their time to be more efficient. Mayhem out of ADL 5:30am on Mon this week, priority queue snaking almost to the JQ check in counters and pax kept running up to the crew lane to cut the queue as their flights were boarding etc which made the priority queue a joke.
I’ve asked security once why ADL is so unique that the umbrella had to come out of the bag. I was sternly told that it’s a national requirement and if the other airports wanted to relax their standards it’s their call, blah blah, I quickly ran off before I could be lectured on their other special practices! :rolleyes:
Agree - domestic security at ADL is easily the least efficient and slowest of all capital and major airports in Australia (and that includes the Sydney T2 terminal), I rarely see all security lanes open, so its just a lack of allocating resources, the staff themselves are fairly polite, its just a lack of resources and space.

Any word on if the ADL expansion that is currently happening will expand the number of domestic security lanes? If not that's a massive fail right there.
 

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Heard that the expansion is for international gates so hopefully they’ll have their own security as well. A simple fix they could do right away would be to move the crew line away from priority lane.
 

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I've come to the conclusion that security, regardless of where I travel, is dependant upon the whim of the staff on call. Took my tripod through ADL no problem, attempted to do same on my return through MEL and got hauled aside and told it was a "dangerous weapon".

The officer in charge refused to help me in any way and pointed out the exit door to have it checked, his parting shot as he left me standing like a stuffed animal: "Protecting Australia's borders!!!" No escort, nada, zilch - so much for his "protection".:D

Agree Monday mornings are an absolute joke - why they hell they can't have all lanes open at that hour I really can't understand - they have the same number of flights every Monday, so it's not like they have a surprise by the number of people.

I'm heading out Sunday night, so I'll see what the night-shift is pulling out of their hats for a Sunday.

The sooner ADL wakes up from their 18thC stupor, the better - no wonder the younger generation are leaving in droves . . . and yes, I'm ADL born and bred, but I did leave for quite a while myself.;)
 

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