Given recent changes to policy, in cases of highly suspicious packed goods, the General Department of Airport Security (GDAS) now has the authority to open bags in order to identify and remove these items without the passenger present and that any associated damage is not the liability of GDAS.
- Pack personal belongings in your hand luggage.
- Keep a laptop where it can be easily reached: you’ll need to place it in a separate security tray at the security scan.
- Always remove old baggage tags. They may cause the baggage system to reject the bag they’re attached to.
- Avoid using cardboard boxes. They need to be processed manually, which takes longer. And they’re not as durable.
- Don’t forget travel insurance.