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  • #1169385
    Avatarp0ly
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    @smokeitup 402760 wrote:

    the most stressful day in a long time. luton airport security are total wankers! 3 and a half hours of interogation!! bag search. strip search. the lot. tried to explain my bladder condition to them an that i desperatly needed to go for a piss but they wouldnt let me do it on my own an someone had to stand there an literally watch me. cystitis + shy bladder= massive amounts of pain!!!!

    not a happy chap. glad to be back in scummy brighton. wont be flying in the sky for a very long time!

    That sounds fucking nasty, Luton is a right shithole.

    #1131875
    AvatarPike Tom Us
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    no sniffer dogs. i guess they just took one look at me an thought i was carrying drugs. dreads. piercings. general shady look i spose. probably didnt help that i looked really stoned. and with my criminal record which are all drug offences. i know they are just doing their jobs but i was truly sincere an you would think they were trained to pick out the wronguns an people who are trying to hide something. fuckin glad i didnt bring anything back with me.. it did cross my mind when i was walking to amsterdam train station an walked past the last coffeeshop an i had about 50 euros on me, thought i might aswell stock up.
    last time i flew to the dam via luton i didnt even have to show my passport when i got back in the UK, just picked up my bags an out the door!

    #1168142
    AvatarPike Tom Us
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    no sniffer dogs. i guess they just took one look at me an thought i was carrying drugs. dreads. piercings. general shady look i spose. probably didnt help that i looked really stoned. and with my criminal record which are all drug offences. i know they are just doing their jobs but i was truly sincere an you would think they were trained to pick out the wronguns an people who are trying to hide something. fuckin glad i didnt bring anything back with me.. it did cross my mind when i was walking to amsterdam train station an walked past the last coffeeshop an i had about 50 euros on me, thought i might aswell stock up.
    last time i flew to the dam via luton i didnt even have to show my passport when i got back in the UK, just picked up my bags an out the door!

    #1146831
    Avatar1984
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    @smokeitup 402760 wrote:

    the most stressful day in a long time. luton airport security are total wankers! 3 and a half hours of interogation!! bag search. strip search. the lot. tried to explain my bladder condition to them an that i desperatly needed to go for a piss but they wouldnt let me do it on my own an someone had to stand there an literally watch me. cystitis + shy bladder= massive amounts of pain!!!!

    not a happy chap. glad to be back in scummy brighton. wont be flying in the sky for a very long time!

    nasty man, sounds horrible.

    #1182261
    Avatar1984
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    @smokeitup 402760 wrote:

    the most stressful day in a long time. luton airport security are total wankers! 3 and a half hours of interogation!! bag search. strip search. the lot. tried to explain my bladder condition to them an that i desperatly needed to go for a piss but they wouldnt let me do it on my own an someone had to stand there an literally watch me. cystitis + shy bladder= massive amounts of pain!!!!

    not a happy chap. glad to be back in scummy brighton. wont be flying in the sky for a very long time!

    nasty man, sounds horrible.

    #1146873
    Avatar1984
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    @smokeitup 402768 wrote:

    no sniffer dogs. i guess they just took one look at me an thought i was carrying drugs. dreads. piercings. general shady look i spose. probably didnt help that i looked really stoned. and with my criminal record which are all drug offences. i know they are just doing their jobs but i was truly sincere an you would think they were trained to pick out the wronguns an people who are trying to hide something. fuckin glad i didnt bring anything back with me.. it did cross my mind when i was walking to amsterdam train station an walked past the last coffeeshop an i had about 50 euros on me, thought i might aswell stock up.
    last time i flew to the dam via luton i didnt even have to show my passport when i got back in the UK, just picked up my bags an out the door!

    drugs convictions and a short trip to the dam would be the reason I would guess then. Bloody airports are a nightmare these days

    #1182273
    Avatar1984
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    @smokeitup 402768 wrote:

    no sniffer dogs. i guess they just took one look at me an thought i was carrying drugs. dreads. piercings. general shady look i spose. probably didnt help that i looked really stoned. and with my criminal record which are all drug offences. i know they are just doing their jobs but i was truly sincere an you would think they were trained to pick out the wronguns an people who are trying to hide something. fuckin glad i didnt bring anything back with me.. it did cross my mind when i was walking to amsterdam train station an walked past the last coffeeshop an i had about 50 euros on me, thought i might aswell stock up.
    last time i flew to the dam via luton i didnt even have to show my passport when i got back in the UK, just picked up my bags an out the door!

    drugs convictions and a short trip to the dam would be the reason I would guess then. Bloody airports are a nightmare these days

    #1129170
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    there is a zero trust policy at airports. plenty of people can look “sincere” and be carrying all sorts.

    A relative of mine came to the UK to study from Malaysia. Although the rest of his family are Christian, his mum is Muslim and in Malaysia if you have one Muslim parent you inherit the religion and its on your ID card. So when he came to the UK as a single male travelling he had a 2 hour immigration interview and check immediately after getting off the plane (no criminal record BTW and he isn’t even a practising Muslim)..

    An old hippy couple I know (old enough to be my parents) who travel between SE England and the Benelux countries are always searched as they fit all the profiles. Although they are not subject to such harsh searches as younger folk (one has mobility problems!) and have no previous for drugs, the authorities still check.

    I vote with my wallet and don’t bother travelling! The only reason I’m renewing my passport is I need it for ID purposes. When the wider population clamours for “safer societies and strong borders” this is what we end up with.

    #1150880
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    there is a zero trust policy at airports. plenty of people can look “sincere” and be carrying all sorts.

    A relative of mine came to the UK to study from Malaysia. Although the rest of his family are Christian, his mum is Muslim and in Malaysia if you have one Muslim parent you inherit the religion and its on your ID card. So when he came to the UK as a single male travelling he had a 2 hour immigration interview and check immediately after getting off the plane (no criminal record BTW and he isn’t even a practising Muslim)..

    An old hippy couple I know (old enough to be my parents) who travel between SE England and the Benelux countries are always searched as they fit all the profiles. Although they are not subject to such harsh searches as younger folk (one has mobility problems!) and have no previous for drugs, the authorities still check.

    I vote with my wallet and don’t bother travelling! The only reason I’m renewing my passport is I need it for ID purposes. When the wider population clamours for “safer societies and strong borders” this is what we end up with.

    #1129855
    Avatarprocess
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    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    #1163688
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    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    #1131876
    AvatarPike Tom Us
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    @process 402772 wrote:

    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    this im curious about.. i know that all passports have a chip in them these days

    #1168144
    AvatarPike Tom Us
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    @process 402772 wrote:

    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    this im curious about.. i know that all passports have a chip in them these days

    #1128436
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi all ,
    Yes thats a good question , and you think we should be told as its our details at the end of the day . I’d hate to have to go through all that shit you went through smokeitup , maybe try the hook of holland next time . Although who knows it might be the same at the ports to . Puts you of travelling completely !!!!

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1149534
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi all ,
    Yes thats a good question , and you think we should be told as its our details at the end of the day . I’d hate to have to go through all that shit you went through smokeitup , maybe try the hook of holland next time . Although who knows it might be the same at the ports to . Puts you of travelling completely !!!!

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1129171
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @process 402772 wrote:

    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    Borders and Immigration have full access to PNC by various methods and private companies help them link the databases together. bear in the core govt computer systems are about 40 years old and much of the data on them could fit on a single decent size server. if they kept a megabyte of info on every UK citizen (which is a large books worth of text reports) its only about 61 terabytes.

    Facebook shifts more than that every day..

    BBC NEWS | UK | Day in life with UK border police

    #1150882
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    @process 402772 wrote:

    when they scan your passport does it bring up your criminal record or does it just bring up notes on your passport if that makes sense? or do they have to do a seprate check on your name through the police database…

    Borders and Immigration have full access to PNC by various methods and private companies help them link the databases together. bear in the core govt computer systems are about 40 years old and much of the data on them could fit on a single decent size server. if they kept a megabyte of info on every UK citizen (which is a large books worth of text reports) its only about 61 terabytes.

    Facebook shifts more than that every day..

    BBC NEWS | UK | Day in life with UK border police

    #1128437
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi General Lighting ,
    I havent got one of those new chipped passports yet so this mean im safe for now ? , or does that bar code bring up the same imformation . Mind you im squeaky clean ……never been caught lol ……no really i am as pure as the driven snow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards
    St Mungo patron saint of all rejects

    #1149536
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi General Lighting ,
    I havent got one of those new chipped passports yet so this mean im safe for now ? , or does that bar code bring up the same imformation . Mind you im squeaky clean ……never been caught lol ……no really i am as pure as the driven snow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards
    St Mungo patron saint of all rejects

    #1131877
    AvatarPike Tom Us
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    jeezus. big brother is definatly watching

    #1168146
    AvatarPike Tom Us
    Participant

    jeezus. big brother is definatly watching

    #1128438
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi Smokeitup ,
    Its the way things are going around the world , pretty soon it wont be a chip on your passport it will be a chip some where in your body !!!! . Just like they do with pets already .

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1149537
    AvatarAnonymous

    Hi Smokeitup ,
    Its the way things are going around the world , pretty soon it wont be a chip on your passport it will be a chip some where in your body !!!! . Just like they do with pets already .

    Regards
    Mungo

    #1129172
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @mungo1972 402787 wrote:

    Hi General Lighting ,
    I havent got one of those new chipped passports yet so this mean im safe for now ? , or does that bar code bring up the same imformation . Mind you im squeaky clean ……never been caught lol ……no really i am as pure as the driven snow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards
    St Mungo patron saint of all rejects

    bar code and OCR text (its written in that 1960s “old computer” style font for a reason :wink:) brings up all the same information. CCTV and computers date back from the 1960s, big brother started watching before either of us were born. its just that the technology is more versatile nowadays.

    #1150883
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    @mungo1972 402787 wrote:

    Hi General Lighting ,
    I havent got one of those new chipped passports yet so this mean im safe for now ? , or does that bar code bring up the same imformation . Mind you im squeaky clean ……never been caught lol ……no really i am as pure as the driven snow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regards
    St Mungo patron saint of all rejects

    bar code and OCR text (its written in that 1960s “old computer” style font for a reason :wink:) brings up all the same information. CCTV and computers date back from the 1960s, big brother started watching before either of us were born. its just that the technology is more versatile nowadays.

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