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Old 8th October 2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Security check when leaving the plane

Last week I almost missed my connection in Singapore for my SQ-flight to London.

I was arriving from Denpasar on a SQ-flight.
All passengers had to pass security check when leaving the plane.
When boarding the flight to London, again security check.

This seems very strange to do security checks when LEAVING the plane.

Anyone encountered this too ?
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Old 8th October 2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Yes, I've encountered this also, but only when coming from T2 (where DPS flights arr/dep from), found it a bit odd to be honest, but added maybe an extra minute or two..
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Old 8th October 2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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I've had it intermittently on arrivals from DPS and BKK. Certainly not all flights from BKK, just a few. Can't remember if we did it on arrival from SOC on MI. Speculating on this, the CAAS may do arrivals screening based on specific threats or analysis of the security situation at the departure airport.

In T2, there are zones for arrivals screening in the long piers. If you park at the inside end of the long E pier, say gates E10 (especially), E11, and E12, you can easily be coralled inside a walking zone that leads to the arrivals screening area. If your plane comes into one of those gates and you're worried about a tight connection, you might want to hustle so you can overtake pax in front of you and get to the screening point ahead of others.
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Old 8th October 2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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Had this happen once.. in T2 either from Jakarta or Bangkok.. cant remember but thought it was weird but also for obvious reasons why they do it.
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Old 8th October 2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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Speculating on this, the CAAS may do arrivals screening based on specific threats or analysis of the security situation at the departure airport.
Narcotics.
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Old 11th October 2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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Narcotics.
Who'd be insane enough to smuggle drugs through changi?
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Old 12th October 2009, 01:44 AM   #7
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That's a usual procedure coming from CGK, but you don't loose more than 5 minutes.


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Old 12th October 2009, 11:44 AM   #8
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Who'd be insane enough to smuggle drugs through changi?
Unfortunately there are. The most publicized being the Aussie who was caught whilst in transit from Cambodia to Australia.
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Old 11th March 2012, 07:51 AM   #9
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Narcotics.
Actually its also about contraband stuff eg cigarettes, copy DVDs and such stuff that one tends to hide in hand baggage.

The flights from BKK are random, though its happening more often when flights arrive at T2 than T3 (eg the sole A330 flight from BKK did not get searched).

I know for a fact, most if not all TG flights get searched upon arrival at SIN.
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Old 11th March 2012, 06:56 PM   #10
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I know for a fact, most if not all TG flights get searched upon arrival at SIN.
And from what period exactly would you be basing these facts from? The last three weeks?
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Old 17th March 2012, 11:54 PM   #11
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Actually its also about contraband stuff eg cigarettes, copy DVDs and such stuff that one tends to hide in hand baggage.

The flights from BKK are random, though its happening more often when flights arrive at T2 than T3 (eg the sole A330 flight from BKK did not get searched).

I know for a fact, most if not all TG flights get searched upon arrival at SIN.
Not true. Travel TG and SQ often from BKK to SGP. So far get checked a few times for afternoon SQ flight. They just xray and never open the bag anyway. So may be they are looking for something else.
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Old 8th October 2009, 09:06 PM   #12
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Never seen this done anywhere else in the world.I recall my last Singapore Trip I did way back in 2006 So Close to Three Years Ago Now Coming up on the Qantas QF9 from Melbourne and never got a Security Check on leaving the Plane
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Old 8th October 2009, 09:12 PM   #13
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I agree with MtL. It happens occasionally (it has hit me on ex-BKK and ex-MNL flights), and I think it depends on information received at Changi from the departure airport.

I'm confident SQ would have protected you from a misconnect, SKYBIRD, e.g., by holding the LHR-bound flight for pax on your flight. They had certainly set up a process for LHR-bound pax when there was a delay on one of my MNL flights. (Thank goodness, I was staying in SIN overnight. I wouldn't have liked the stress of running to the departure gate.)
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I've had this coming in from CGK (more than once), BKK & MNL.
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Old 9th October 2009, 05:04 PM   #15
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... I think it depends on information received at Changi from the departure airport.

I'm confident SQ would have protected you from a misconnect, SKYBIRD, e.g., by holding the LHR-bound flight for pax on your flight. They had certainly set up a process for LHR-bound pax when there was a delay on one of my MNL flights.
Corrections from a trusted source:

1. The procedures are based on historical data about which airports had been 'problematic' in the past, rather than on real-time tips

2. The process set up for the LHR-bound pax for which I saw special assistance was probably due to the large number of misconnects. If a passenger is only one or a few of the potential misconnects, SQ may not necessarily delay the flight due to a misconnect caused by security procedures


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