Today the News of New screenings for US-bound passengers on global airlines was announced. This means that anyone who travels will be inconvenienced by having to arrive early and go through the new security system now in place at all airports. This announcement came after the Trump administration previously rolled out a laptop ban and travel bans that have thrown the international travel industry into disarray.
Associated Press announced the new rules also come at the end of a 120-day deadline for airlines to meet new U.S. regulations following the ban on laptops in airplane cabins of some Mideast airlines being lifted. The Airlines contacted Reuters to find that the new measures could include short security interviews with passengers at check-in or the boarding gate, flashing concerns over flight delays and extended processing time.
According to CNBC, the new measures will affect 325,000 airline passengers on about 2,000 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States, on 180 airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries.
Steve Chang, SVP of Taiwanese told reporters that this will be a big issue for China Airlines, adding the airline was trying to consult with the American Institute in the country over the issue.
Korean Airlines, South Korea’s flagship carrier, also said it had a lot of concerns with the new measures.
Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, Egypt Air, Emirates and Lufthansa all will engage in the new screening measures as well as working with the usual screening measures at all airports.
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