Posts Tagged ‘ security checks ’

Holiday chaos looms

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

Is this responsible reporting or scaremongering? Am I adding to scaremongering – if that is what it is – by mentioning it?



A week is a Long Time in Travel

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

This time last week the Chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, was headline news with his comments about unnecessary security and kowtowing to US requirements. (CD-Traveller 28th October.) Today the news is of how terrorists have become sophisticated enough to create devices which evaded checking at Doha, Dubai and East Midlands airports. Initially, it looked as though the problem lay with security for cargo flights only but now it transpires that the package went on at least two passenger flights from Sanaa in Yemen to Doha in Qatar and then from Doha to Dubai as unaccompanied baggage. Needless to say security is being reviewed and there have been calls to tighten security at least for cargo shipments.
Will Broughton’s comments now be quietly ignored?



Are some security checks unnecessary?

Oct 28th, 2010 | By

Yesterday the Financial Times reported on the meeting of the Airports Operators Association (AOA) at which the chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, said that some of the security checks we have to endure at airports were a waste of time. We had them because the Americans insisted yet they were not carried out on domestic flights within the US. Forgive me if you tired of this story already. The BBC, then ITN and Sky made it their lead story for most of yesterday and by 7am today there are 866 articles on the web about it. Broughton has obviously struck a chord.
But which checks are unnecessary?