Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 YAHOO 1888:260:2909 password reset contact Tec*h supp0rt 24/7
  2. 2 Trip Report
  3. 3 Trip Report
  4. 4 Trip Report
  5. 5 Trip Report
  6. 6 Trip Report
  7. 7 Connecting flight in heathrow--2 hours
  8. 8 Royal Air Moroc Reviews
  9. 9 Traveling with two passports, with different names.
  10. 10 United or Air France? (Business class)
  11. 11 Global Entry application status question
  12. 12 Customs question
  13. 13 "under the seat space"
  14. 14 United Mileage plus upgrade waitlist?
  15. 15 Contact # for Delta
  16. 16 Using american voucher
  17. 17 Beware the Frankfurt Airport
  18. 18 Can a person buy two seats on the same flight for just
  19. 19 Southwest boarding
  20. 20 is RMB necessary for layover in Chinese airport
  21. 21 BUD to ZRH to USA
  22. 22 Starting my Planning
  23. 23 Another kid-on-the-plane story
  24. 24 Heathrow Terminal 5
  25. 25 RE minimum transfer time Schiphol!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Take off your money belt at security. Really!?

Jump to last reply

Coming home yesterday, after a long, multiple layover trip, from Europe, I didn't make it successfully through the full body xray scanner at LAX. Got the TSA pat down, and was told to take off the Eagle Creek money belt that was around my waist, and hand it over. (This is a flat travel item that's been through security many times with never a blip.) They then made me stay on the air-side of the xray machine, and took my money belt back to the terminal-side staging area where people were taking off their shoes, and putting their bags on the conveyor. This really concerned me, as the TSA guy was out of my sight for several minutes .. with my money belt, cash in several currencies, and a couple of credit cards. My distinct impression is that you don't mess with TSA, but I think this was excessive. Just wondering ... was this unusual?

45 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.