Departing from US

March 15th, 2008 Comments Off on Departing from US

Source: ShutterstockBefore passport line, nice lady comes to me and says:
“Your airline has selected you…”
… uau I thought, while the brain was processing this part of the sentence, I obviously won something. Excellent”
“… for additional screening.”
… ???
“What does that mean?”
“Oh, just some additional screening”
… with an extremly nice and friendly voice, smilling and nodding and showing me the way.
I immediately remembered a friend of mine, who was telling horror stories about nearly missing the plane twice because of this. But here comes a twist.
I stepped bravely towards a security officer, who made me leave my stuff at the x-ray mashine and sent me to stand in a 2×1 meter larg aquarium in the middle of the airport. After some time, another one came, tapped my arms and legs, went trough my bag and that was it.
I was kind of dissapointed, I really expected a full body search or something, but this is something that happens on every European airport on a regular day.
So I guess, Americans are not that paranoid after all.
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