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This is a very common practice in many third world airport: there is an additional security check organized by the airline before boarding. I have to do this shit all the time. Of course I know some airports where I don't actually check my luggage or go through controls myself but send some personnel to do that for me while I have a beer, this has to be one of the least secure practice ever.

Brussels zaventem. Even the flight to Ben gurion had shoddy security
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The last time I went through Oslo airport, I didn't have to show my passport at any point, which honestly freaked me out.
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The last time I went through Oslo airport, I didn't have to show my passport at any point, which honestly freaked me out.

Friend of mine lost his passport the day before and was able to fly Paris to Stockholm no problem...
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Brussels zaventem. Even the flight to Ben gurion had shoddy security

Really? Had ok experience there last time I flew (early 2015), maybe I didn't notice. I hate security that is too invasive (i.e. US airports) and still useless but some places just don't give a fuck and it is no better.
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Friend of mine lost his passport the day before and was able to fly Paris to Stockholm no problem...

He didn't have to show another form of ID?
Normally I have to show my passport at least twice on a flight.
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He didn't have to show another form of ID?
Normally I have to show my passport at least twice on a flight.

Lost=whole wallet so no. I don't think he even had a debit card.
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Oh, Turkey...

 

"Turkey’s Customs and Trade Ministry has fined a state-owned firm 220,000 Turkish Liras for “insulting ayran” in an advertisement for iced tea."

 

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/state-owned-tea-firm-fined-220000-liras-for-insulting-ayran-in-ads.aspx?pageID=238&nid=90905

 

That stuff is foul and I don't care what any of you say. 

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Didi??

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Lost=whole wallet so no. I don't think he even had a debit card.

I must look like a terrorist then, because I always to show my passport at least twice.

I had to show it three times going through Zurich airport and they didn't like me commenting on it.
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I would think you would be thanking them for doing such a good job. You know, keeping the borders secure and all

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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Really? Had ok experience there last time I flew (early 2015), maybe I didn't notice. I hate security that is too invasive (i.e. US airports) and still useless but some places just don't give a fuck and it is no better.

guess I missed the extra security checks/profiling that you get flying from schiphol to ben gurion. Zaventem also was in the news in a bad way a while ago in an item where reporters flew on purpose with fake passports.

fwiw, I too hate US security because it so invasive yet dumb. At least the Israelis make it invasive with a plan behind it.

ontopic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/economic-impact-european-refugee-crisis/414364/
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Oh, Turkey...

"Turkey’s Customs and Trade Ministry has fined a state-owned firm 220,000 Turkish Liras for “insulting ayran” in an advertisement for iced tea."

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/state-owned-tea-firm-fined-220000-liras-for-insulting-ayran-in-ads.aspx?pageID=238&nid=90905

That stuff is foul and I don't care what any of you say. 

Is it similar to دوغ ? I remember thinking it wouldn't be bad if it wasn't salty. Why is it salty?
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Not to defend the woman or anything but that's not Israel. It's the occupied West Bank. 

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Is it similar to دوغ ? I remember thinking it wouldn't be bad if it wasn't salty. Why is it salty?

yeah it's same thing, different regions have different takes on it. it's a crappy brand though. but the drink seems to span a large portion of asia as they have it in india/pakistan too, aside from iran and turkey.
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