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US PED restriction lifted?

Old 29th Jun 2017, 03:19
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US PED restriction lifted?

According to ATW, DHS lifting lap top ban.



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Old 29th Jun 2017, 06:33
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US authorities to raise security for all inbound flights


28 June, 2017
| SOURCE: Flightglobal Pro
| BY: Ghim-Lay Yeo
| Washington DC


The US government has announced heightened security screening for all US-bound commercial flights, including greater checks of passengers' personal electronic devices.

The move is estimated to impact about 2,100 daily flights operated by 180 airlines from 280 airports that are the last points of departure, says the US Department of Homeland Security. About 325,000 daily passengers will be subject to the enhanced security screening.

DHS is not expanding a controversial ban on large electronic devices in the cabins of commercial aircraft, now in place for flights leaving 10 airports. Instead, the ban will be removed if the 10 airports comply with the new enhanced security measures, it says.

Citing recent intelligence, the agency says it believes that terrorist groups are continuing efforts to target the aviation sector.

"We cannot play international whack-a-mole with each new threat. Instead, we must put in place new measures across the board to keep the traveling public safe and make it harder for terrorists to succeed," said DHS secretary John Kelly in a speech at a security conference today.

US agencies will work with airlines and airports to roll out the additional screening in the next "several weeks and months", says the DHS.

Besides increased screening of personal electronic devices, US-bound travellers can expect enhanced "overall passenger screening". Additional security measures will take place behind the scenes, in the form of increased security around aircraft and in passenger areas. The DHS also plans to deploy advanced technology, expand canine screening and set up more pre-clearance locations.

Pre-clearance airports, which allow passengers to clear US immigration and customs control in a foreign country, will also be subject to the enhanced security measures.

Kelly warns that airlines and airports who do not co-operate with the new measures could face consequences. These include a ban on electronic devices on their flights, or a total suspension of flights to the US.

The latest security measures are likely to allay the airline industry's fears, after widespread speculation that US authorities would expand the controversial electronics ban to more foreign airports.

Airlines affected by that ban had reported an impact on US-bound traffic after it was implemented in March.

DHS appears to have taken into account the feedback it received on the electronics ban, saying the new enhanced security measures were developed to "effectively mitigate threats to aviation with minimum passenger inconvenience".
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 07:33
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Ban may still be in effect for us though...

The text said nothing about lifting the ban in place in the middle east.

It only talks about enhanced security for everyone else. I hope it means a relief for us but knowing the US government I am not optimistic.
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 07:47
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The text said nothing about lifting the ban in place in the middle east.

It only talks about enhanced security for everyone else. I hope it means a relief for us but knowing the US government I am not optimistic.
It actually did...

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Instead, the ban will be removed if the 10 airports comply with the new enhanced security measures, it says..."
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 07:55
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Ah I missed that! There is hope after all! Now I can take my cameras on leave again! Woohoo!

Thanks for pointing that out
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 17:54
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Just wait for it....
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 20:57
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DL COLLECTING PEDS
Yawn...repeat...
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Old 29th Jun 2017, 21:45
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I rarely answer on stupid things, but this is one of the most stupid thing.

as a former aircraft engineer, I got called after 9/11 to check technical devices as potential thread in CAI

Stupidity in it really version, world insane, people follow the terrorism flag.

All called terrorism nowadays, was Jack the Ripper one as well ?

Can we get back what it was ? a human thing called Amok ?

My philosophy is: god created brain, but not for 6 billion, the without sits in all agencies creating problems.

rant off, hat shoes, beer

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Old 29th Jun 2017, 23:14
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I think you're safe. No tin hat required (maybe less beer). Didn't understand a word!
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 06:35
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http://english.alarabiya.net/en/busi...ts-lifted.html
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 08:56
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Lifted for EK. Email just came from the big boss.
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Old 5th Jul 2017, 11:26
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Qatar now at a disadvantage - could be quite telling on whether that gets lifted by US soon.
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Old 6th Jul 2017, 07:27
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Qatar now at a disadvantage - could be quite telling on whether that gets lifted by US soon.
The laptop/PED ban has now been lifted on flights out of Doha as well, according to a QR news update posted on their website today
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