Thursday, 26 October 2017

Passengers on US bound flights face 'security interviews' from today.

Statue of Liberty New York. Photo: Deposit
New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect today on all US-bound flights to comply with government requirements aimed at responding to threats of hidden explosives, airlines said.

Airlines contacted by Reuters said the new measures could include short security interviews with passengers at check-in or the boarding gate, sparking concerns over flight delays and extended processing time.

They will affect 325,000 airline passengers on about 2,100 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States, on 180 airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries.

US Transportation Security Administration officials are giving some airlines or airports additional time to comply with the new interviews as long the US government has approved security plans by Thursday.

Full story at Independent.

By David Shepardson and Jamie Freed.

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