Thursday, August 10, 2006

UK Airport Security Measures

If you're departing on a flight out of a UK airport, here's an official list of the things you'll be able to carry onboard due to today's announcement of terrorist threats. This is incredibly restrictive and essentially eliminates most forms of carry-on luggage for the time being (it appears all laptops, MP3 players, cell phones, water bottles, first aid kits, cameras, GPS receivers, books, and other NGO security tools of the trade will have to go in your checked baggage). Honestly, this seems like a complete overboard reaction to a threat, much as were a number of the airline security measures put in place following 9/11. It will be interesting to see how the flying public reacts and if other countries put similar restrictions in the place. (Lots of good discussion in the Travel Safety/Security section of the forums.)


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