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binzer
31st Oct 2017, 08:10
So today after security in Valencia, which was nice and friendly. I then bought some after eight mints which were put in the security sealed bag due to them having cream/liquid inside and I was on a connecting flight Madrid to Geneva.

I did buy 3 packs::). Madness or a real threat :ugh:

RAT 5
31st Oct 2017, 09:19
Remember the Monty Python Gourmet dinner which ended with "just a little wafer, monsieur? Just a little one?" then boom. So yes, chocolate mint wafers can be dangerous to your health.

ExXB
31st Oct 2017, 10:45
Binzer, if you went through security in Madrid you could have lost them. Being in the security sealed bag ensured that you would keep them.

PAXfips
31st Oct 2017, 11:06
I had to put a "MARS" candybar into the 3-1-1 bag in MAN .. "because the cream looks like explosives in the scanner".
At least I wasn't told to leave it behind.. never went off, too :)

Mr Oleo Strut
10th Nov 2017, 19:41
In the days before self-exploding terrorists we were passing through the Channel Tunnel with our labradors and UK security insisted on glove-testing the dogs for explosives, which seemed a bit over the top to us. I remember that one lab bared her teeth at the glove-tester and the other just farted, but we all survived, and when we arrived at the French border post we slipped past the Gendarme who was taking a nap. Happy days!

RAT 5
10th Nov 2017, 20:03
Made a flight from EU to UK. Wife's nail file was shorter than the allowed length, judged quickly by the short side of a credit card or security bod's ID card. On return out of MAN no such luck. Too long and it was metal. It did not have a cutting edge, it had a point, so the length was of no relevance. It was less than the side of the ID card, but it was metal. Duh! I had asked, on EU departure, what the rules were for swiss penknife blades. Same answer, the short side of a credit card; and that has a razor sharp edge. I didn't have one, but the lady at MAN would have gone apoplectic at that considering what her response was to a nail file. UK has been in Brexit mode for years. They are so out of step in common sense airport security as to make me always take the ferries when possible.

alserire
10th Nov 2017, 22:43
MXP last Friday evening. Ferrero Roche. I literally couldn't figure it out. Creamed chocloate is now a danger to airline security.

RAT 5
11th Nov 2017, 08:22
Creamed chocloate is now a danger to airline security.

Yet another Bush/Blair legacy we wonder WTF and for how long must we endure such lack of common sense.

diamantaire
15th Nov 2017, 20:34
I normally always carry (cabin bag) leonidas mixed assortment boxes to all parts of the world , luckily never had any issues.

RAT 5
16th Nov 2017, 17:13
Standing at crew X-ray control UK airport. The air-side shop guy dumps a tray of 24 bottles of water on the x-ray belt. I add my own crew bottle on top of this potential terminal/airport threat. The security guy nearly had a seizure. He certainly had a sense of humour failure. 'Jobs worth' doesn't even come close.

jack11111
17th Nov 2017, 03:56
The only threat a mint presents...if it's on your pillow when you lay your head down!

ExXB
17th Nov 2017, 07:53
It may be an urban myth, but I've heard that marzipan has a similar appearance (in x-ray scans) to plastic explosives. Not saying it is true, but it could be an explanation.

vctenderness
17th Nov 2017, 08:32
I’m now in panic mode! I have just bought a large tub of Rose’s chocolates to take with me on a cruise ex AUH.

My favourite choc is the caramel barrel which has a semi liquid centre.

Is some chocoholic jobsworth security bod at LGW going to confiscate them as a security risk?

Sleepless nights ahead!

Opsbeatch
17th Nov 2017, 08:42
I usually bring loads of pastal de nata (custard tarts) back from Portugal and I thought that some jobsworth would say I couldn't bring them through. However, no such issues, jokingly told me that if he was hungry they would be confiscated :)

If security don't let them through then go back through the queue offering them to fellow passengers so the jobsworths don't get them!

PAXboy
17th Nov 2017, 11:44
vctenderness Just to be on the safe side - better scoff the lot NOW.

cubemaster
17th Nov 2017, 12:46
It may be an urban myth, but I've heard that marzipan has a similar appearance (in x-ray scans) to plastic explosives. Not saying it is true, but it could be an explanation.

Certain plastic explosives have an aroma of almonds ...... double whammy. :ooh:

Harry Wayfarers
18th Nov 2017, 07:46
I'm glad I now live in a sensible country where I can take my laptop but a power cable is dangerous because I could strangle somebody with it ... But I could never hit anybody over the head with my laptop!

diamantaire
18th Nov 2017, 21:41
Always had problems with stuffing too may dimes & quarters in a zip lock bag.
The tsa always pulled my bags to the side until I put it out in the tray.
Also last month in india they gave me a hard for all the cables that were in my hand bag.

RAT 5
19th Nov 2017, 07:47
.....where I can take my laptop but a power cable is dangerous because I could strangle somebody with it......

Ask them if you can still keep your belt? And there's the guy who had his black karate belt in his hand luggage and came up against the 'anti-strangle' brigade. They might confiscate his belt, but not his hands.

HamishMcBush
22nd Nov 2017, 07:41
It may be an urban myth, but I've heard that marzipan has a similar appearance (in x-ray scans) to plastic explosives. Not saying it is true, but it could be an explanation.

A few years back, my late father was pulled to one side and his hand luggage searched - he was in his early 80's at the time.... a piece of Christmas Pudding and a blood pressure monitor looked like plastic esxplosive and a detonator to the person on the X-ray machine ! Fortunately in view of his age and frailty, and the presence of an experienced member of security, he was spoken to genty about this and the bag searched by hand; if he had been much younger with the same items in his hand luggage he may have been treated very roughly and thrown into a small room and interrogated ! It was sugestedt hat he did not pack these tqo items together again