Friday, October 27, 2017

More hassles for US-bound flyers: All you need to know

Washington: Flying to the United States is about to get more inconvenient, all in the name of security.
New security measures take effect on Thursday at airports around the world. A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said the new steps will cover about 2,100 flights a day.
Here's what you need to know.
Which airlines and passengers?
All of them. The new procedures apply to all flights to the US from other countries. They will apply to both American citizens and foreigners.
What's new?
Travelers could face more detailed inspection of their electronic devices. And they could be subject to security interviews by airline employees, according to a US government official. The interviews could differ from one airline to another. Emirates said it will conduct screening interviews at check-in counters for passengers leaving Dubai. Air France said it will provide questionnaires for all US-bound passengers to fill out.
27/10/17 AP/Times of India