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    It's about a year since I last went through Schiphol airport but last night I was using it again.

    After going through the security check (and taking out the laptop etc) we had to go through a second security check (exactly the same format) just a few minutes away to get to the new H terminal. When I asked why we were doing the same thing twice within minutes of each other the guy just said 'for your safety' but I just don't understand it.

    Does anyone know the real reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason986
    It's about a year since I last went through Schiphol airport but last night I was using it again.

    After going through the security check (and taking out the laptop etc) we had to go through a second security check (exactly the same format) just a few minutes away to get to the new H terminal. When I asked why we were doing the same thing twice within minutes of each other the guy just said 'for your safety' but I just don't understand it.

    Does anyone know the real reason?
    It's in case you decided to invoke that old matter energy equation E = mc2 in between the two terminals and construct a weapon of mass destruction out of pure energy from your suitcase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason986
    When I asked why we were doing the same thing twice within minutes of each other the guy just said 'for your safety' but I just don't understand it.
    Do you want to think about it whilst your plane is being flown into Big Ben? The more security the better - the biggest cost of flying are taxes anyway, at least security do something useful for the money they get paid.

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    They have now removed the first security check so obviously when I went through two weeks ago they must have been in the process of moving things around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW
    Do you want to think about it whilst your plane is being flown into Big Ben? The more security the better - the biggest cost of flying are taxes anyway, at least security do something useful for the money they get paid.
    Sorry, I was just going to rip in to AtW. However, I've just thought feck it!

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    Sorry, I was just going to rip in to AtW. However, I've just thought feck it!
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    I fly in and out of Holland 2/3 times a month, primarily through Schipol.

    To say its now a right royal pain in the arse is an understatement. I have to remove my coat, my belt, laptop out of case, and for the last 3 trips MY BOOTS !!!! I expect just incase I have a few lbs of semtex packed in them !!!

    Its getting beyond a joke, plus theres the extra scanning and padding down at the gate also, what for ? Incase I've bought too much chocolate/alcohol ??? Plus most of the staff there couldn't give a monkies chuff about customer care, the last time one 'official' ( i use the term in the loosest sense ) literally threw my coat/bag etc into the scanner and wondered why I flipped my lid at him. You can probably tell by the length of my post IT PI$$ES ME OFF

    Unfortunately, its the only place into holland where the flights are reasonably timed/priced/not delayed TOO much LOL

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    This extra check started last May/June when I used to commute weekly, first it started by a few airlines e.g BMI, but not KLM, but within 2 months all the airlines started scanning lugguage again before they let you in the waiting gates!!

    I the first check is by the airport, the second is by the airline itself, I think it must be some kind of an insurance precautions etc

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    Hah, you think thats bad. I have to now fly in and out of Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv. Normally takes between 3-4 hours to get through everything.
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