EN­HANCED SE­CU­RITY FOR FLIGHTS TO US

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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.

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