Posts Tagged ‘ airline security ’

Knit while you fly

Dec 28th, 2016 | By
using knitting needles during a flight

Before she flew she rang the airline, Eurowings, and Manchester Airport and was told that taking her wooden knitting needles as hand luggage was fine. The bamboo knitting needles were used openly during the flight as the image here suggests.



Ban Duty Free Alcohol & Perfume Sales

Jan 4th, 2010 | By

This view comes not from anyone in the UK but from two German trades unions. According to Der Spiegel’s online news service,(www.spiegel.de) the head of the German police union and the head of the pilots union have both called for bans on the sale of liquids like perfume and alcohol because of their potentially lethal use. Alcohol is inflammable and exists in perfumes as well as the bottles of spirits we buy.
The police union chief, Rainer Wendt, claims that once a passenger clears security checks and gets airside, everything a terrorist needs to build a contraption can be found in the duty free and restaurant areas.
True or not, this ban is unlikely to happen.



Air Passenger Security

Dec 30th, 2009 | By

Over the last decade, anyone travelling by plane will have had almost a different life compared to the decade before that. And not for the better either.
Terrorism is at the heart of the changes that have occurred. Governments around the world have responded by tightening security and, by and large, the public has gone along with whatever has been suggested on the basis that they will welcome almost anything if it makes them feel safer. It has made flying more of a chore than the enjoyment it once was.



Air Security Changes

Dec 27th, 2009 | By

Following the attempted attack on the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit it will come as no surprise to any of you that’s security at airports and on planes has been increased.
You can expect to take longer going through security as more hand searches are carried out. Don’t be surprised when you gate to the actual gate to find that a hand pat security check may also take place. Instead of it happening on just a few flights, as is done at the present, you can expect it to occur more often particularly on flights going to the US.