Originally Posted by Jahn
but what happens if you dont have time to board your plane if you arrange for self shipping, etc? will they compensate you for the missed flight?
Disclaimer: I dont use airplane since it's highly «unatural» for hundred of tons of metal to move, in any direction, at several thousands feet in the air....
I dont know the exact procedure before you take your plane. If they check minutes before you go in... in that case what was said to me is completely useless. That said, I would prefer that my airline company had the item and not the airport security guys.
My underlying point was, and still is, that I had doubt about the existence of an opening after the objet was declared suspicious. In strict logic if I were in their shoes I would not let the item go back that fast....: «Shure Mister Bin Ladda we can ship this thicking device back to your cave in no time»....