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Answered What is ADL security up to now?


AFF Supporter
Jul 27, 2013
I have the same problem in Adelaide as well, always told to get my IPad out it shouldn’t be in my luggage, told them I don’t have this issue anywhere else, and I was told the other airports weren’t doing there job properly, had a VA flight Attendant behind me and she said they Had the worst record in Oz for trying to upset people, she got pulled aside for a scan after that!
Had to laugh at your quote as I had a similar experience once. Already grumpy from 4am wake up, got to the airport only to face the usual security and queuing mayhem and to top it off, my flight was already on final call by the time I managed to get through only to be stopped for the dreaded swap. The security took his time to wait for 2 more victims and did the bulk check the slowest way possible. At the end of the saga, I couldn’t hold back anymore and cheekily said that it was obvious to me then why the instant feedback stand disappeared not long after it appeared. I ran off before the security could say anything. :D


AFF Supporter
Jan 17, 2005
My vote for Australia's worst security is unquestionably MEL int :mad:


AFF Supporter
Oct 26, 2010
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Seems to have spread to Townsville now, first time I have been pulled up for a mobile phone inside my carry-on bag. Have been flying in an out of there for years. Ridiculous.


Sep 28, 2008
This is the thing that infuriates me with the swabbing. I went through a phase where I only had to look at an airport to get swabbed. And yet they insist every time that it's random!
Not even approaching random.

Three swabs in one day (3 outa 3 flights), then no swabs for months.


AFF Supporter
Jan 8, 2010
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... 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 ...
Sounds a bit 007. Might be a Brit thing.

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