Why Passing Airport Security Takes So Long

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

You’ve always wanted to know how airport security works? All those body scanners, metal detectors and all that. Well, today, I’m going on a long and tiresome flight. And having to spend 10 hours crammed in an economy class seat isn’t the only challenge I’ll be dealing with. I have to pass through airport security. How about I take you with me, and we’ll see how it works from the inside?

So, there are several types of airport security I’m going to go through. The first thing I’ll see after I enter the terminal building is a metal detector that uses electromagnetism. You’ve probably passed hundreds of these in malls, theaters, or stadiums. It’s the first and, actually, very basic level of a security check.

TIMESTAMPS:
How metal detector works 0:34
X-ray scanners 2:13
Is it safe, by the way? 3:47
Millimeter wave scanner 4:17
Cats present one of the biggest airport threats 5:11
The dirtiest places at the airport 5:47
Security officers use code phrases 6:22
No peanut butter and cheese on a plane 6:49

#airport #howitworks #brightside

Preview photo credit: BANGKOK, THAILAND – MAR 2019: Pile of Airport Security Check Tray prepare for passenger use at Terminal 2, Don-Mueang International Airport: By MMXeon/Shutterstock.com, Airport security: By Guynamedjames/Depositphotos.com, Animation is created by Bright Side.

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Acca Chung April 17, 2020 - 3:03 PM

My mom had to throw away her hand cream a few times passing airport security. I kind of feel bad for her😢😢

Lis Legaspi April 17, 2020 - 3:04 PM

I like the fact that he was more taller than the taxi he rided

BRIGHT SIDE April 17, 2020 - 4:31 PM

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jiniret April 17, 2020 - 4:43 PM

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Banana Cake Animates April 17, 2020 - 4:52 PM

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JAG April 17, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Him: I have diarrhea
Me: gasp
Him: No, Im going to pass airport security
Me: GAAAASSSSPPPP

leo tard April 17, 2020 - 5:39 PM

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100k subs with 0 videos April 17, 2020 - 6:16 PM

The metal detector is detecting knives but not his belt

Alex H April 17, 2020 - 6:30 PM

They check whats in your devices too!!!!! HOW COME I HAD TO WALK THROGH THE METAL DETECTOR AND WHEN I STOPPED IN BETWEEN I GOT YELLED AT AND BANNED TELL ME OR DIYY

Pasq April 17, 2020 - 7:04 PM

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I'm You April 17, 2020 - 7:09 PM

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Invisible April 17, 2020 - 7:51 PM

i salute security for doing a very hard job, and being mostly hated for .. basically keeping us safe as much as possible ..

Joshua Mizrahi April 17, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Uhh what…

LUNALEIN April 17, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Americans are going through many many scanners wooow

Richard Strand April 17, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Aww someone deleted my post for saying the real reason security is long is that members of the religion of peace misflew into buildings.

Zizi Qairy April 17, 2020 - 8:26 PM

Diarrhea : Wow…I see you underestimate my existence there…I will see you next time then..

Blue Bricky Boi April 17, 2020 - 8:33 PM

I've seen a cat sitting by a shop in an airport. The owners let us feed it and we petted it, it was suprisingly calm, like other cats I've met. I've met a wild cat that comes always at lunch, and that was the first time I petted a cat. It was surprisingly calm. Not saying cats dont scratch or bite, one my sisters friends has a cat that bites and scratches her, although It doesnt do it at all to me.

I think food is the best way I calmed a cat down. Although the one at the airport, a black cat was still calm before.

Aurobindo Ghosh April 18, 2020 - 1:11 AM

if cat is put to sleep then can it be taken to plane?

Luka Brumec April 18, 2020 - 1:48 AM

Me

Sergey Kholoptsev April 18, 2020 - 2:22 AM

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Alivia Zside April 18, 2020 - 3:29 AM

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Neko Chan April 18, 2020 - 4:12 AM

Maybe it's just because there a lot of people?! :I

Darrell Cole April 18, 2020 - 5:32 AM

your satire is refreshing in these times

Jay K April 18, 2020 - 8:39 AM

Here we go again with BS facts. I fly all the time and TSA does not take that long. Maybe the ppl that act slow while taking there belongings off and into the tray.

John McGuinn April 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM

His belt buckle did not set the alarm off. Must be cheap plastic. Also he did not have to remove his shoes which have to go through the scanner.

RealGaming2020 April 18, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Singapore

joe8zbl April 18, 2020 - 11:26 PM

I’m not a fan of cartoons.

Mati Abayneh April 19, 2020 - 2:15 AM

Am I the only one here who knows that common sense has already said that security is long because of the lines
It doesn’t even take that long to go through security

Waxsoda61774308 April 25, 2020 - 8:33 AM

What would happen to me? I am a type one diabetic and I have a steel needle in me 24/7

Elcardo M August 5, 2020 - 9:12 PM

Hey!