01Kenya Airways plane
02A passenger is screened
03Baggage handlers at Roberts airport
04Peg Halloran, a TSA official, talks with local journalists at the airport
05Transport minister Alphonso Gaye
06Staff learn to spot fake passports
07The X-ray machine
08Using TSA methods to check passports
09US ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Our airport security fixes
From immigration to customs, airports intimidate and annoy. It’s time to rethink the screening process and focus efforts on people who fit the profile and not grannies from Devon.
Polite officials who smile and act as ambassadors are in short supply.
Whatever happened to first impressions? Some countries suggest they’re only fit for cattle.
In London iris-scanners let users avoid immigration queues. But airports have been slow to adopt passenger-friendly technology.
How can drones find insurgents from 20km away but a scanner can only detect explosives in loafers from 20cm?
Surely the100ml rule has run its course.
Are they for security, data collection or just to be annoying?