ENHANCED SECURITY FOR FLIGHTS TO US
Five international airlines have begun implementing new ‘enhanced security’ measures for their US bound flights which includes ‘enhanced screening’ of personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone. Air France, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and EgyptAir have introduced a security questioning process which ranges from filling a questionnaire to questioning by airline staff. Royal Jordanian airlines will commence the enhanced processes by January 2018. Cathay Pacific has suspended its self baggage drop and city check-in for its US bound flights. Emirates will conduct its interviews at check-in or at the gate in Dubai. Air France has begun the new interview process at Paris Orly airport and commence at its main Paris Charles de Gaulle hub. Air India’s ED for security said the airline is in touch with the TSA and is working out the modalities on how to follow the new guidelines enhanced security.