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When did this begin? I passed through immigration on Sunday coming into Don Muang and neither I nor anyone else I noticed had their photo taken.

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I notice they do this in Cambo, Poi Pet and Cham Yeam. Last time I took my wife to Dubai... Asians and Africans have to have some kinda of photo taken. I was told it was an eye scan ? A huge line but because we had a toddler with us they gave my wife the shortcut, looked at her passport and stamped us through with no pic, eyescan taken . I assume all this is because of the political situation with the US.

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When did this begin? I passed through immigration on Sunday coming into Don Muang and neither I nor anyone else I noticed had their photo taken.

They're apparently rolling it out gradually. Terminal 2 is using the system first.

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Had it done on at Gatwick last October and I was only flying to Edinburgh on Easyjet. Don't know if it's still going on but more stealthily. Supposed to be done on the return at Gatwick but we were so early that nobody was there to do it.

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This is a system that i seem to recall was introduced at Heathrow recently but was keep quiet.

X-RAY machine that sees through air passengers’ clothes

AN X-RAY machine that sees through air passengers’ clothes has been deployed by security staff at London’s Heathrow airport for the first time.

The device at Terminal 4 produces a “naked” image of passengers by bouncing X-rays off their skin, enabling staff instantly to spot any hidden weapons or explosives.

But the graphic nature of the black and white images it generates — including revealing outlines of men and women — has raised concerns about privacy both among travellers and aviation authorities.

In America, transport officials are refusing to deploy the device until it can be further refined to “mask” passengers’ modesty. :o

The Terminal 4 trial — being conducted jointly by the British Airports Authority and the Department for Transport — became fully operational last month and is intended to run until the end of the year.

Its deployment has not been reported until now since new security measures at airports are not normally publicised. :D

Also on the id /photo side of things.. a couple of years ago wife and i were flying back to Stansted from Prestwick and at check in they insisted on some form of picture identification.

We had driven up there (but decided on cheap flight back)and apart from my driving license had no other immediate I.D. (passports to go to Scotland?)

Finally I managed to convince them that we were both OK by showing them our recently taken wedding photos...been up to show mum.

Happily and with a few smiles they accepted them and we managed to fly back. :D but doubt very much if it could work again. :D

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Hi everyone,

I've just read on another forum that there's now a picture taken of yourself at the immigration counters entering Bangkok via Don Muang airport.

Is this a joke or not ?

If true, does this seriously increase the waiting time in the queue ?

Thanks for infos

I am just curious why do you ask this question? :o

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This is becoming the norm now, but what is a bit scary is landing at Houston and they have a picture of you at gatwick !!!

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