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UK - Aviation security update

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Aviation security update
From:Department for TransportHistory:Published 8 July 2014 Part of:Promoting sustainable aviation, Managing the risk to transport networks from terrorism and other crimes, Transport, UK economy, National security and + others
Updated advice to passengers on aviation security.
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A Department for Transport spokesperson said:

The UK government keeps aviation security under constant review in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry.

On 2 July we announced we were stepping up some of our aviation security measures. In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.

For obvious reason we will not be commenting in detail on the routes affected. We will work with the aviation industry to minimise disruption as far as possible.

The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and we will continue to take all the steps necessary to ensure that public safety is maintained.

Hand luggage restrictions when flying to and from the UK.
A written ministerial statement on aviation security was submitted to the House on 8 July 2014.

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Saw this earlier on the BBC. Good job my MacBook boots up in seconds, otherwise I'll be holding up the queue! What a time that would be for your laptop to develop a sudden technical issue...

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I was just listening to a news article about this. It seems that it the checks could take place at the initial security point, i.e. from land side through to air side, or at the gate - or both.

So, after years of us being reminded to turn all electrical items off at point of boarding this will now have to be really underlined or else boarding will be chaos with people suddenly remembering their laptop that they've just stowed in the overhead locker!

If it improves security I'm not complaining but I can see some practical problems looming!
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If there are checks at the gate, what will happen with any items which you have purchased after security? Fancy treating yourself to a duty-free iPad to take away with you? Well it might get confiscated! :o

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Alistair1967 wrote:If there are checks at the gate, what will happen with any items which you have purchased after security? Fancy treating yourself to a duty-free iPad to take away with you? Well it might get confiscated! :o
I would imagine they will get treated the same as other duty free purchases - they will most likely be boxed and you will have your receipt. In the extreme they could put them in the sealed bags like they use for alcohol and perfumes.


The new system could cause more issues for people who have to make connecting flights though as folks may not have time to re-charge up their equipment before the next flight security check.
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I'll allow extra time at the airport for my trip to Sharm in October.

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HEPZIBAH wrote:
Alistair1967 wrote:If there are checks at the gate, what will happen with any items which you have purchased after security? Fancy treating yourself to a duty-free iPad to take away with you? Well it might get confiscated! :o
I would imagine they will get treated the same as other duty free purchases - they will most likely be boxed and you will have your receipt. In the extreme they could put them in the sealed bags like they use for alcohol and perfumes.


The new system could cause more issues for people who have to make connecting flights though as folks may not have time to re-charge up their equipment before the next flight security check.

It will be a pain - but the solution is very simple - charge your devices before travelling and if you even slightly doubt the battery wont last under normal usage for the duration of your travel then don't use them!

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Alistair1967 wrote:If there are checks at the gate, what will happen with any items which you have purchased after security? Fancy treating yourself to a duty-free iPad to take away with you? Well it might get confiscated! :o
Most devices come with a slight charge.

Im sure shops at the airport will cover this new restriction by making sure you can buy without worry - they wont want the lost revenue!

I bet in the next few weeks you will see stands full of charging devices at airports that will give your device enough charge to get through checks - for an outrageous fee of course!

I would.

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I will be fully charged before leaving the house as usual - but I anticipate getting stuck at security behind less prepared folk..

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Alistair1967 wrote:I will be fully charged before leaving the house as usual - but I anticipate getting stuck at security behind less prepared folk..
And then whilst waiting behind them your devices dies.

Oh the painful irony!

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Zooropa wrote:
Alistair1967 wrote:I will be fully charged before leaving the house as usual - but I anticipate getting stuck at security behind less prepared folk..
And then whilst waiting behind them your devices dies.

Oh the painful irony!
Which is why they'll be switched off until the last minute! :D

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SOME aircraft are fitted with power points for these items.
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Bombay wrote:Most aircraft are fitted with power points for these items.
I'm flying Monarch this time. So whilst I hear you Bombay, I bet there isn't one next to my seat.

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Alistair1967 wrote:
Bombay wrote:Most aircraft are fitted with power points for these items.
I'm flying Monarch this time. So whilst I hear you Bombay, I bet there isn't one next to my seat.
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Monarc ... 21-200.php

There isn't any near any seat!

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Bombay wrote:
Alistair1967 wrote:
Bombay wrote:Most aircraft are fitted with power points for these items.
I'm flying Monarch this time. So whilst I hear you Bombay, I bet there isn't one next to my seat.
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Monarc ... 21-200.php

There isn't any near any seat!

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More security b*ll*cks.. What will they think of next to instill paranoia within the brainwashed masses.. ?

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Bullet Magnet wrote:More security b*ll*cks.. What will they think of next to instill paranoia within the brainwashed masses.. ?

God spare us... :urm:

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But will God spare us? Seems to be a question at the heart of the whole security issue...

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I remember a time, when I could go to an airport and get a standby flight to almost anywhere..

In Sharm airport, they even have warnings by the security queue about using "inappropriate language" now...


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Bullet Magnet wrote:I remember a time, when I could go to an airport and get a standby flight to almost anywhere..

In Sharm airport, they even have warnings by the security queue about using "inappropriate language" now...


It Beggar's belief, it really does... 'uck it.. :cg
Unsurprising in a Muslim nation, when you consider that using certain words can get you detained at any UK airport.... Why do you think that a certain city is now called 'Mumbai' -seems to me it has at least as much to do with airport security as with a rejection of colonialisation...

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Bullet Magnet wrote:I remember a time, when I could go to an airport and get a standby flight to almost anywhere..

In Sharm airport, they even have warnings by the security queue about using "inappropriate language" now... 'uck it.. :cg
:lol: - So now you can't?! :lol:

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