AIBU to think airport security were wrong to do this?

(117 Posts)
LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 17:29:35

This isn't an issue to me, I was in fact, very grateful and happy.

DD is 7; she has a mini-suitcase for the plane. She accidentally packed a body spray, a family member had brought her. Airport security let it go through, when she started to tear up.

AIBU to think this wasn't that smart?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 21-Mar-16 17:31:11

They were wrong.
Make the most of it!

EatShitDerek Mon 21-Mar-16 17:31:25

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notonyurjellybellynelly Mon 21-Mar-16 17:31:59

I think they had enough sense to know what they were dealing with and it was nothing to do with your DD tearing up.

Bree85 Mon 21-Mar-16 17:37:33

I think the security could detect whether it is a trained small woman or a child.

Osolea Mon 21-Mar-16 17:39:46

Was this in the UK?

Mysteryfla Mon 21-Mar-16 17:40:37

What wasn't smart? The fact that they let a child carry her spray through?

AliciaMayEmory Mon 21-Mar-16 17:41:42

You are over thinking this.

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 17:41:53

Well, you're not allowed liquids. Yes, UK

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 17:42:10

I know I am grin

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 21-Mar-16 17:46:55

Better than the security at Vancouver who took DD's tiny horse comfort toy out of her sweaty little hand after she had been on a plane for 9 hours. To scan it (for drugs I expect). Bastards. She wailed as the whole very long queue glared at the arsehole jobsworth wanker.

Traumatised? Me?

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 18:04:57

Awh sad

Ifailed Mon 21-Mar-16 18:09:32

All of this so called 'security' is a nonsense, it's just a way of controlling people and making out the authorities are in charge. Odd, isn't it, that no-one gets searched before boarding a train, a high-speed vehicle carrying 500+ plus people?

AticAtac Mon 21-Mar-16 18:19:23

Ds was body searched at an airport when he was 3! The security woman put her arms up to gesture to him to do the same (like a 3 year old would know what that meant hmm) and he thought she wanted a cuddle!

coughingbean Mon 21-Mar-16 18:25:08

Atic that's really cute!
The hug not the pat down!

QuietTiger Mon 21-Mar-16 18:29:25

I had an absolute blinder at Houston Airport security. I was travelling with my pet cat (live) in hand luggage. He was in a specialised carry crate for under the seat. The security staff wanted to put him through X-ray so that they could check his carry box. I refused, told them that they could X-ray the box, but not the cat and that I needed somewhere safe to hold him so that he couldn't escape while they X-rayed the box.

So they took me to the security office. They place where all the staff leave their personal belongings, had all their computer systems and mountains of other TSA stuff. AND LEFT ME IN THE ROOM ON MY OWN. While I held DCat and they X-rayed his travel crate. I could have caused security chaos.

I can only conclude that they figured a Crazy cat lady Brit who was insane enough to travel with a live ginger cat in hand luggage was not exactly a security problem!

MadamDeathstare Mon 21-Mar-16 18:31:51

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Igneococcus Mon 21-Mar-16 19:00:58

I had my luggage scanned on my way out of the airport in Chennai last week and on the way into the hotel. I understand it at the hotel but not when leaving the airport.
When dd was a few month old we went through security at EDI airport and when we were through we discovered an unused sparkler from bonfire night in the basket under the push chair. Lucky they didn't swap us with those pads.

ClopySow Mon 21-Mar-16 19:06:28

I got trouble for my sons having bright orange plastic cheap tat lazer type in their hand luggage. Apparently i should have known better.

And they nearly took my sons trainers off him because one of the flashing lights didn't flash and it could be because i'd packed his shoes with explosives.

Two different occasions. Same airport.

ClopySow Mon 21-Mar-16 19:07:01

*lazer type guns

MakingJudySmile Mon 21-Mar-16 19:09:55

YABU. There's money to be made here - You could use her as a mule. She has excellent skills.

CwtchesAndCuddles Mon 21-Mar-16 19:10:20

Was the spray more or less than 100 ml ?

Mistigri Mon 21-Mar-16 19:13:23

There's no evidence that the liquids rules make us any safer. Just be pleased you got away with it. It may be that the container was within the volume limit anyway even if it wasn't in a plastic bag as it should have been.

If they seriously think it might be explosives, they have swab tests they can do - if your bag is randomly selected for a search they'll swab it for explosives.

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 19:13:39

It was more, if it was 100g or less, I wouldn't think it was odd, as it's allowed.

LightTurquoise Mon 21-Mar-16 19:17:54

It wasn't in the allowed size limit

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