Originally Posted by chimomma
wa alaikum asslam wa rahmatullah,
Glad you had a good trip. You went to Egypt, right? Did you enjoy it? My husband is also from Egypt.
For my flying story it went okay. I had to be patted down both times after the metal detector because my clothing was loose. The first time they also swabbed my hands for explosives. While waiting for the female security guard a male guard did make a comment to another guard he shouldn't have. They also selected my husband and I for a "random check" right before boarding the plan in front of all of the passengers getting on. I actually didn't mind that because one of my fears was all the passengers being freaked out by us so at least this way they already saw us get patted down before their eyes....
The return flight was very nice and no hassles.
Yes ... Alexandria. It was just a domestic kind of trip though, not really one for going out and about much, and I have a bit of a history there which made the whole matter of being there a bit awkward ........ but all things considered it went well enough.
1jooj, the airport was really a breeze for us. I think part of it was, like chimomma said, that it was an international flight, and also I think having kids crawling all over us kind of put a dent in any inclination to profile. But there was no being selected out for additional screening, no pat-downs, no poking around in our bags, and while they did test my water to make sure it was
water, on the other hand they also let me through with it in the first place.
I suppose you never can know what to expect, but I was really pleased all around this time.