Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHANGES FOR TRAVELERS HEADING TO THE USA


new TSA security measure, specifically related to the UK, from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28193654

By Leo Kelion
Technology desk editor

Heathrow and Manchester airports have told passengers to ensure all electronic devices carried as hand baggage are charged before travel if they are flying to the US.
The move follows a request from the US that "certain overseas airports" implement enhanced security measures.
A new rule states that if a "device doesn't switch on, you won't be allowed to bring it on to the aircraft".
However, it is being applied differently at the two sites.
Checks will be carried out at London's Heathrow both at security control and boarding gates, while a spokeswoman for Manchester Airport said that device power checks would only be done by airline staff at departure gates.
British Airways has said that its customers face being made to rebook if they are found in possession of an uncharged device.
The Department for Transport declined to say whether other UK airports would enforce similar restrictions on flights to the US.

American officials said last week they were aware of a "credible" terrorist threat, but have not linked the security changes to any specific intelligence.

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