gobbledonk Posted July 23, 2013 Report Share Posted July 23, 2013 Guys, I haven't been through one of the new full body scanners which are now mandatory at Australian International Airports, at least according to this: http://www.lifehacke...s-in-australia/ While I've never been comfortable at the speed with which my bag - containing various items including my wallet and credit cards - emerges from the X-Ray Machine to a sea of waiting hands eager to grab 'their' bag, I have the metal detectors well and truly sorted, removing anything that even remotely resembles 'metal' and sailing straight through without a beep. Cargo pants allow me to keep some notes in my pockets, but apparently that will be flagged as a 'problem' by the full body scanners. My questions are simple : - can I still see the 'conveyor belt' containing my carryon when I'm standing in a scanner with my arms above my head, assuming it's all done at the same checkpoint ? - how long does the process take assuming there are no 'problems' ? If any of the above sounds excessively paranoid, chances are that it's been a while since you've had to pack your life into a single suitcase and a carryon. Better paranoid than dumbfounded that someone has wandered off with my cash and cards in front of a phalanx of security designed to keep Australians and visitors to our shores 'safe'. Push comes to shove, I dont see Customs Officers as above suspicion either, but that's a topic best kept for another thread. Thanks, Gobble Seems I spoke too soon on the 'Papillon' solution: The scanner cannot detect internal medical devices such as pacemakers and metal implants Pucker up, buttercup Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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