Originally posted by vandervelde
It was in Copenhagen yesterday.
So it was for explosives and drugs.
I thought they were marking me with infra-something for future controls...
One of the reasons I hate to fly anymore. In my former professional life as a Field Service Engineer, I had to fly all over the US to clean rooms from Idaho to Florida and back then 30 years ago, you took your tool kit and stuff, got on the plane with no BS. Now they would X ray your stuff, test for drugs and explosives make you take off your frigging shoes, and if they don't like you, do an anal search. It's disgusting to fly these days.
When we lived in Jerusalem, we made the mistake of having friends on the Palestinian side and we left one time and they graciously let us use their transport, they had a couple hotels and shuttles. So with Palestinian blue plates, the cops at the airport held us up for an hour search through everything, mirrors under the car, went through our luggage and took passports away to check, finally brought them back. So that got us onto the airport grounds. Then another line of guards inside took our luggage apart a second time going through everything. I was just a frigging technician going home, didn't even have tools with just wife and kids. But when we would take the Israeli taxis to the airport, no problem, just go right through...