✅ Verified Review
| I never write reviews but Manchester Airport warrants a review. My pregnant wife requested a pat-down instead of going through x-ray machine (had a letter from the doctor). They punished her by forcing her to go through a metal detector, into a backroom where they used a wand on all parts of her body with special focus on her stomach. This was in a room filled with lockers (tons of metal) for over 20 minutes. The wand couldn't handle all the metal, but the woman scanning my wife insisted anyway. They then double checked her passport and boarding pass even though that had already been done at the check-in and at the initial part of the security line. Many passed through the metal detector instead of the x-ray machine (myself included), but my wife was "special" because she refused the x-ray machine so she received an extra wand "treatment" in addition to going through the metal detector. We flew via this airport a couple of years ago as well. They singled me out because I had baby food with me for my baby (which I was holding). I had to go through their scanners, get a pat down and speak with a manager. I tried asking if I could just leave the food because I would lose my flight. They insisted because of "protocol." Meanwhile, my wife went to the gate to wait for me. Security was so slow that we lost our plane. They use protocols as their excuses for making your life difficult. Everything gets flagged on the conveyor belt and so you have to wait extra long in the line through security. Count on at least an hour to go through security for a tiny airport. Terrible layout, confusion everywhere. Boy did we make a mistake by thinking that "a couple of years" would make a difference.