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Security screening tips

Here are some tips to help you prepare for passing through screening ahead of your flight.


1.   As you approach the screening point, there will be bins for you to surrender any weapons or prohibited items, as well as liquids, aerosols and gels above the restricted amounts if you are travelling internationally.


2.   If travelling internationally with any liquids, aerosols, and gels you need to present them separately from your other carry-on possessions at the screening point.

3.   You should take your laptop out of its bag and place it in the tray provided at the screening point. Removing your laptop from its bag will ensure screening officers have an unobstructed view as it moves through the screening equipment.


4.   You will be asked to walk through a metal detector or a body scanner if you are travelling internationally. You may be asked to remove your shoes, your coat/jacket, your belt or other objects that may cause an alarm.


5.   If the metal detector or body scanner alarms, you will be asked by the screening officer to remove any further objects and place them on the trays provided. You will then be asked to walk through the device a second time.


6.   If the metal detector or body scanner alarms again, you may be asked to take part in a frisk (pat down) search. You can ask for that screening to take place in a private room. Please talk to the screening officers to make these arrangements.


7.   Let screening staff know if you have any medical conditions that might cause the metal detector alarm to sound, for example, an implanted metallic joint.


8.   You may also be selected for explosive trace detection testing.