News: Sex Toys Cause Berlin Airport Terminal Shut Down
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It was just a routine security check at Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport, one that’s familiar to everyone. You know, the usual, where everyone’s luggage goes through X-ray scanners. However, last Tuesday, during one such inspection, employees noticed “suspicious content in a luggage piece.”
Unsure what exactly those items were, a security alert was issued shortly before 11a.m., CNN reports, which in turn, prompted the closure of the entire Terminal D.
— Berlin Airport Service (@berlinairport) August 7, 2018
Passengers were evacuated, flights grounded, and a bomb squad was called in.
Meanwhile, the owner of the luggage was “called over the airport speaker system” and was interrogated by the police. Perhaps due to embarrassment—the federal police spokesperson explained—the owner of the bag merely said his luggage contained “technical stuff” when asked what it was. An hour later, authorities concluded the investigation with a confirmation that no, it was not a hand grenade but rather a vibrator and various other sex toys. They then reopened Terminal D at noon.
Don’t let this incident discourage you from bringing your sex toys with you when you travel though. According to Travel + Leisure, there is a way to get sex toys through airport security and that’s by choosing a smaller vibrator, perhaps much like this Remote-Controlled Bullet Egg Vibrator. They also recommend that you store your toy in a clear plastic bag for hygienic reasons and that we remove its batteries or run the charge out for rechargeable ones.
Of course, it pays to check which items we are allowed to bring, maybe sex toys are illegal where you are going for vacation. Or, if you’re taking some lubes and toy cleaners with you, then you would need to adhere to TSA’s 3 ounces rule for liquids. More importantly, Travel + Leisure advise that we keep our composure because nothing draws attention to ourselves more by acting suspiciously. Lastly, if TSA ended up searching your bag, simply telling them the truth about your sex toy is the best way to handle the situation. You can also read these tips from AirSafe.com.
Anyway, have you ever flown with sex toys? Did you make it through security check without shutting an airport terminal down? Share with us your thoughts and stories below.