Airport security issues
Airport security requirements, and the time it takes to deal with it, can vary widely. In general, travelers should contact their airline to find out how early they should arrive at the airport.
The the next section gives you an overview of what to expect when you are traveling through many of the world's airports, and below that is a table with links to more detailed information.
common carry-on baggage problems passengers face. You can also review common baggage issues for both checked and carry-on luggage.
You can also review AirSafe.com Top ten tips for dealing with security as well as the Top 10 baggage tips for other security advice concerning your bags. Also, review the common types of items banned and restricted from checked or carry on baggage before you pack for your trip.
Detailed security information
Additional air travel advice
Allow extra time for special circumstances: During busy periods, or when traveling with young children or infants, or with elderly or disabled passengers, arrive earlier than you usually would.
Do not leave your car unattended in front of the terminal
Airport parking rules are being strictly enforced and your car may be quickly ticketed and towed.
Getting to the airport: Take public transportation to the airport if possible. Parking and curbside access is likely to be controlled and limited.
Beware of unattended packages: If you see an unattended package or bag in the terminal, report it to the airport security staff or other airport authority.
Know what you are carrying: Watch your bags while you are at the airport and don't accept packages from strangers. Be prepared to answer questions about who packed your bags and whether you might have left them unattended at any time. Think carefully and answer honestly--criminals and terrorists often use unwitting passengers to carry bombs or other dangerous items on board aircraft, either by tricking passengers into carrying packages or by simply slipping items into unwatched bags. If you have any doubts, say so.
Humor is not an option:Do not joke about having a bomb or firearm in your possession. Security personnel are trained to react when they hear these words. Penalties can be severe, and can include the possibility of time in prison and/or fines.
Cartoon by Andy Singer
http://airsafe.com/issues/security.htm -- Revised 10 June 2015