"Last look" booths have been set up at NAIA and here's what you need to know about them
They're not fitting rooms or confessionals.
(SPOT.ph) There’s a new development (and mystery) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals which started on November 24. Passengers were puzzled about the new curtained cubicles in the airport. According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), these “last look” booths were set up so passengers could double check their baggage and discard prohibited items before passing through airport security, as a way to minimize alleged “Laglag Bala” incidents and make traveling “hassle-free.”
— Inquirer Group (@inquirerdotnet) November 25, 2015
The lack of signage, as reported by Inquirer.net, left passengers wondering about the purpose of these booths. Here’s what you need to know:
- The “last look” booths are at the entrance queuing areas of each terminal.
- They may look like church confessionals (with the varnished wood and curtains), but the only purging that's supposed to happen inside these booths is for prohibited items.
- There’s a table inside where passengers can open and examine their luggage.
- If, by any chance, you find contraband inside your luggage, like bullets, firearms, or explosives (you never know), you can ditch them in the box provided in the cubicle. No questions asked.
- After making sure there are no prohibited items inside your luggage, you can proceed to airport security.
- Piece of advice: Stay alert and don’t let anyone touch your luggage.
MIAA also plans to set up interrogation rooms with full audio and video recording facilities to prevent questionable transactions and to prevent passengers from being victimized by extortionists.
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