I’ll fast forward to a more recent event. For those of my colleagues that have experienced the joys of crew member screening at this thriving European hub, my anecdote is for you. Because this airport is one of the world’s busiest international destinations, security procedures are strict. Prior to departure, crew members are driven via their hotel transportation buses to specific control posts located around the perimeter of the airport. The buses proceed through a quarantined gate where crew members disembark into a screening area. Crews are subjected to physical body searches, physical bag searches, wanding and an X-ray machine. Liquids, gels and any other items deemed suspicious are confiscated and recorded on a bad crew member list.