Eye scan plan for Cairo air­port

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A woman has filed a law­suit against JetBlue Air­ways for mix­ing up her five-year-old son with an­other boy and fly­ing him to the wrong city. Mari­bel Martinez charged in the law­suit that she suf­fered “great emo­tional dis­tress, ex­treme fear, hor­ror, men­tal shock, men­tal an­guish and psy­cho­log­i­cal trauma” when she went to meet her son’s Au­gust 17 flight at John F Kennedy In­ter­na­tional Air­port in New York and he wasn’t on it. The boy, Andy Martinez, had been mis­tak­enly put on a flight to Bos­ton’s Lo­gan Air­port in­stead of the flight to Kennedy. Ac­cord­ing to court papers, JetBlue staff at Lo­gan es­corted Andy to a woman he had never seen be­fore and told him he was be­ing re­united with his mother. Egyp­tian of­fi­cials say they will soon an­nounce a ten­der for a new se­cu­rity sys­tem for Cairo air­port em­ploy­ees in­volv­ing retina scans, at­tempt­ing to meet a key Rus­sian con­di­tion to re­sume flights to Egypt. They say Egypt has met most of Rus­sia’s se­cu­rity rec­om­men­da­tions at the air­port, where 20,000 peo­ple work. It will be sev­eral months be­fore the new retina scan sys­tem is in place. A visit last week by Rus­sia’s trans­port min­is­ter raised hopes that Moscow was about to re­sume flights to Egypt, sus­pended last year when a Rus­sian air­liner crashed in Egypt’s Si­nai Penin­sula, killing all 224 peo­ple on board. The sus­pen­sion dealt a blow to Egypt’s vi­tal tourism sec­tor.

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