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Posted By MAN-MAN

Yes and Yes :D To be more precise, all open...

Yes and Yes :D

To be more precise, all open lanes at that time - ca.1745hrs for a Swiss Airlines departure at MAN T1 were equipped with a Backscatter X-Ray machine.

Ah, you reminded me!!

I...
Jul 3, 12, 4:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MAN-MAN

Thanks for all the info - much appreciated...

Thanks for all the info - much appreciated WhyNotKnow
Jun 29, 12, 4:03 am
Replies: 49
Views: 9,148
Posted By MAN-MAN

Re: MANchester Backscatter X-Ray Machines. ...

Re: MANchester Backscatter X-Ray Machines.

My last trip was in mid-April 2012 - travelling this time with 2 young boys.
On this occasion, the older boy, 9 years old was given the backscatter...
Jun 29, 12, 3:57 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,393
Posted By MAN-MAN

Does anyone know anymore about this incident? ...

Does anyone know anymore about this incident?

The reason I ask is because - if you see my previous postings - I am unhappy about Backscatter X-Ray machines being used, especially on children in...
Jun 25, 12, 5:32 am
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Views: 79,487
Posted By MAN-MAN

Not in the USA, but in 25 years of business...

Not in the USA, but in 25 years of business travel, I have occasionally used in response to "what were you doing in xxxx" insert name of "dodgy" country e.g. India, Colombia

"I'm sorry Sir, I'm...
Jun 19, 12, 10:43 am
Replies: 869
Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

Even in the Southern Kanton called Switzerland,...

Even in the Southern Kanton called Switzerland, there are upset people as well.
:D
Because giving Backscatter X-Rays to pregnant women and 4-year old children does not improve security and is a...
Jun 8, 12, 4:13 am
Replies: 69
Views: 58,171
Posted By MAN-MAN

I had exactly the same experience with Saudi a...

I had exactly the same experience with Saudi a few years ago.
Jun 1, 12, 4:06 am
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Views: 2,821
Posted By MAN-MAN

:D I dropped my coffee laughing, I send you the...

:D I dropped my coffee laughing, I send you the bill from Switzerland, it's expensive I tell you!!
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Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

Yes - and this new report does not actually test...

Yes - and this new report does not actually test the machines.
As I understand, they take the numbers from the MANUFACTURER, build their own test rig and calculate the radiation.

It just seems...
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Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

Big News

That is big news.

So the trial at MAN will continue and children will still be subjected to X-Rays.
Ah, I found the full report
...
Apr 29, 12, 7:11 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By MAN-MAN

This story reached Europe! I am really shocked....

This story reached Europe!
I am really shocked.

My mother is nearly 79 and I would be ashamed of my country if she was being asked "are you wearing a Sanitary Pad?" by our Airport Security here.
Apr 26, 12, 3:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,283
Posted By MAN-MAN

Ditto. Backscatter or MMW? This...

Ditto.

Backscatter or MMW?

This affects Europeans who don't have an "I choose to opt-out" possiblity at Manchester with their Backscatter X-Ray machine that they even use on children.
Apr 22, 12, 4:19 am
Replies: 48
Views: 8,029
Posted By MAN-MAN

LOL! I love stories like that, we are building a...

LOL! I love stories like that, we are building a File of these at my office :D
Apr 22, 12, 4:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By MAN-MAN

Not a security breach - it's called Freedom to live

I am happy Switzerland joined Schengen.

Schengen is great - it's just like the "good old days".
Less airport stress, good for business, good for everyone.
It makes almost the whole of Mainland...
Apr 18, 12, 4:19 am
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Views: 22,021
Posted By MAN-MAN

He would still be given a Backscatter X-Ray at...

He would still be given a Backscatter X-Ray at Manchester (MAN) though. :D
No opt-outs in the UK. :mad:
Apr 10, 12, 9:33 am
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Views: 2,462
Posted By MAN-MAN

This has made a lot of Swiss people laugh! Thank...

This has made a lot of Swiss people laugh! Thank you for sharing.
Apr 10, 12, 9:25 am
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Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

I know you are talking about the MMW machines in...

I know you are talking about the MMW machines in LHR, but I hope I am not being rude if I politely ask:

Question: would you put your 4-year old Child through the Backscatter X-Ray machine at...
Mar 28, 12, 9:35 am
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Views: 3,402
Posted By MAN-MAN

As others have said, something is seriously wrong...

As others have said, something is seriously wrong in the relationship when Swiss banks are closing the accounts of US Customers. I know this for fact from personal American friends here in Zurich.
...
Mar 14, 12, 5:00 am
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Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

The Government ordered MAN to use backscatter?...

The Government ordered MAN to use backscatter? :confused:
Crazy, absolutely crazy.

Sorry to hear about that ca.6-year old girl :mad:. Also, when my 4-year old went through the backscatter...
Jan 30, 12, 1:03 am
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Views: 792
Posted By MAN-MAN

Your back will be away from your belongings in...

Your back will be away from your belongings in MAN as you go through the Backscatter Machine.

Then...wait for it...you are required to take your shoes off and put them through a 2nd small standard...
Dec 23, 11, 7:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,961
Posted By MAN-MAN

Post Dear American friends, I think you are lucky...

Dear American friends,

I think you are lucky you can "opt-out".

In the UK there is no "opt-out" possible.
"No scan, no fly" is the rule.

And the British even scan young children (like my...
Dec 13, 11, 8:43 am
Replies: 282
Views: 25,367
Posted By MAN-MAN

Dear Stifle, Thank you for this excellent...

Dear Stifle,

Thank you for this excellent information.
Please can you confirm my understanding.

1. Manchester Airport is the only Airport in the UK that is allowed to use Backscatter X-Ray...
Dec 13, 11, 8:32 am
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Views: 163,859
Posted By MAN-MAN

Manchester Airport Directive

If anyone can translate this into English for me, I would be very grateful :D:

I found this Index
...
Dec 12, 11, 4:04 am
Replies: 282
Views: 25,367
Posted By MAN-MAN

Yes you are right. Sorry our posts crossed, I...

Yes you are right.
Sorry our posts crossed, I can't write English so quickly :D
Dec 12, 11, 4:03 am
Replies: 282
Views: 25,367
Posted By MAN-MAN

Manchester only. No opt out.

I know this is a BA Exec Club thread and I know BA only flies domestic to LHR or LGW from Manchester, but for the record:

Re: Manchester

Manchester Airport has been given an exemption by the EU...
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