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Faster airport check ins with buckets attached to conveyor belts

Removable buckets attached to conveyor belt
 
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Unstacking and re-stacking buckets, juggling shoes, belts, computers and other possibly suspicious items when checking in for a flight at the airport can be a hassle. Contact your local TSA and demand they install our bucket conveyor belt system. The bucket slides into a kitchen drawer style slide on the conveyor belt if you need to remove the bucket for any reason; the bucket tracks on the belt spread out at the front to easily and quickly reinstall a removed bucket. Otherwise you need never handle a bucket again. Between every three to four buckets is a empty space to place bags or other items that do not need or should not be in buckets.
Sunstone, Feb 16 2013

Dealing with buckets and bins in airport check in lanes https://www.google....gUa_9Joa69QSan4DADQ
[Sunstone, Feb 16 2013]

Video of bucket and bin hassles http://www.youtube....watch?v=sCS6XvcTW3Q
[Sunstone, Feb 16 2013]

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       //Unstacking and re-stacking buckets// what??
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 16 2013
  

       ////Unstacking and re-stacking buckets// what??// what??
DIYMatt, Feb 16 2013
  

       It's something like those conveyer belt diggers, but horizontal.
FlyingToaster, Feb 16 2013
  

       Conveyor belt system baked at London's Stansted airport and probably many more.
xenzag, Feb 17 2013
  

       What is this TSA you speak of? We have no knowledge of it.   

       Looking them up on the net, I note that recently 20,000 blank cartridges have been ordered for them, perhaps some satire on the agency's functional performance...
not_morrison_rm, Feb 17 2013
  

       Ah, right - trays.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 17 2013
  

       What happens if you don't quite make it through the detector in time, the tray reaches the end of the belt and dumps your stuff out at the end before you can get to it even to remove it?
MechE, Feb 17 2013
  

       ? So, you put your laptop in a plastic tray... but your belt and shoes? Where do you put your stripper's pole?
UnaBubba, Feb 17 2013
  

       Oh blimey. Everything goes in the tray from small change to your belt. Carry-on bags go in a tray directly, except if it has a laptop, in which case extract the laptop and goes in it's own tray.   

       You're much more likely be waiting in line to retrieve your stuff from the tray, as everyone is trying to get their own belt back on before their trousers fall down, on in my case, blue towel. Do not ask.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 17 2013
  

       I think there might be different procedures in different countries.   

       Hands up if your country's rules require you to remove your belt & shoes.
UnaBubba, Feb 17 2013
  

       No clue: having a pretty low tolerance for bullshit I try to avoid airports and cellphone salespeople.   

       I'd strike "airports" off my no-go list if, as an alternative, they let you just strip down to nothing and put everything in the basket.   

       Why don't laptops come with locks ?
FlyingToaster, Feb 17 2013
  

       It's the battery they're worried about.
UnaBubba, Feb 17 2013
  

       // I think there might be different procedures in different countries.   

       Erm, well, no airport has ever asked me to take off my shoes. Belt, yes, shoes no. El Al I think are the strictest, as they ask about your parentage (my companion) or where all my furniture was (me)...   

       Bangkok, outbound they made me take off my blue towel, so they could x-ray it for nuclear warheads or whatever, and have the armed guards whizzing around on Segways. Vientiane, they couldn't be bothered. New Delhi security will try pulling the capacitors off the motherboard of your wooden computer.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 18 2013
  

       To me, the most vexing bit is the random approach to cigarette lighters. Most airlines, one lighter is ok. But Air India and Air Laos, they confiscate all the lighters. Minor thumbs up for Air India, as they have a cigarette lighting device in the smoking area, but Vientiane Airport doesn't.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 19 2013
  
      
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