I've spent a few weeks travelling around former Commielands, and this ELLE is happy to post the following report. security waits were never more than five minutes there was no barking there were a lot of please and thank you's there was no shoe removal there were no scanners in existence Obatzda was easily brought through two checkpoints without being voluntarily surrendered I packed 60 Mon Chéri (the good ones with alcohol) in my bag and after 5 flights 60 arrived at their at the destination Meanwhile, back at FRA, they have added an expedited security line for passengers with short connections (there is a monitor listing which flights may use that lane) so that they don't have as long a wait. ('Long' is relative as I have not waited longer than 10 minutes all year, and that only to overly conditioned Americans who want to play the shoe game even though we tell them that game doesn't exist here) There was a long line at passport (exit) control at FRA this weekend but that seemed to be more due to passengers who couldn't understand EU/EWR/CH signage. And another lane was opened quickly, and I was given a warm 'Ciao Ciao!' by the police officer as I left the area. Life is tough here in this part of the world, folks. Feel free to come enjoy it with me.