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Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44516
10/06/01 08:12 AM
10/06/01 08:12 AM
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sscubabob Offline OP
sscubabob  Offline OP
Stimulated by Lan's Hotel SSurvey: Is Belize airport increasing it's security?

To me the highest risk for a US traveler is not getting back into the country on time becasue the airline will not accept passengers from airports that do not meet certain security levels. Such minimum security levels can change at any time (e.g. flight attendents and pilots file a complaint).

Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44517
10/06/01 01:07 PM
10/06/01 01:07 PM
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Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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I don't know much about airport security, but the security systems at Belize International have always seemed to me to be as good as, or better than, that at the average U.S. airport. I don't think there's ever been a hijacking or anything similar originating there.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44518
10/07/01 11:51 AM
10/07/01 11:51 AM
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Barefoot Skinny Offline
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I agree, but... They didn't take my lighter in Houston or Lafayette. But they did in Belize. Good thing they didn't find my favorite Zippo. They'll take your nail clippers in Belize too!

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Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44519
10/07/01 03:24 PM
10/07/01 03:24 PM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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I got a bunch of grief at International acouple of years ago for carrying a Golf Club with me. The little fellow with the badge and a girl friend to impress made a really big deal of carrying a weapon into Belize. He further implied that they were just enforcing the US rules. I personally don't think a golf club is much of a weapon, when half the country carries around Machete's. I'll leave my golf club at home this time.

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Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44520
10/08/01 12:39 AM
10/08/01 12:39 AM
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New York, NY USA
ErikaeanLogic Offline
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Hi [Linked Image]

I'm traveling to AC in 2 weeks and am curious about whether they'll grab my dive knife from my checked(non-carry-on) baggage? I don't want to attract any kind of negative attention from the authorities there. . .what do you guys and gals think?



Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44521
10/08/01 01:19 PM
10/08/01 01:19 PM
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Philly, PA
aqtpie2 Offline
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I would say don't bring the dive knife. At least at a time like this. One you won't need it probably and two, is it worth the possible aggrevation?

I know when I go in a few weeks, I will not be packing a dive knife.

Re: Belize Airport Security Increasing to US Standards? #44522
10/08/01 02:07 PM
10/08/01 02:07 PM
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New York, NY USA
ErikaeanLogic Offline
ErikaeanLogic  Offline
Thanks, qtpie, I'll probably have to reconsider the knife [Linked Image].

When are you heading down?

[This message has been edited by ErikaeanLogic (edited 10-08-2001).]

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