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British Airways Chief Slams US Security Requests

October 27th, 2010 10:02 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Ponca City writes “Reflecting a growing frustration among airport and airline owners with the steady build-up of rules covering everything from footwear to liquids, Martin Broughton, chairman of British Airways, has launched a scathing attack on the ‘completely redundant’ airport checks requested by the TSA and urged the UK to stop ‘kowtowing’ to American demands for ever more security. Speaking at the annual conference of the UK Airport Operators Association, Broughton lambasted the TSA for demanding that foreign airports increase checks on U.S.-bound planes, while not applying those regulations to their own domestic services. ‘America does not do internally a lot of the things they demand that we do,’ says Broughton. ‘We shouldn’t stand for that. We should say, “We’ll only do things which we consider to be essential and that you Americans also consider essential.”’ For example, Broughton noted that cutting-edge technology recently installed at airports can scan laptops inside hand luggage for explosives but despite this breakthrough the British government still demands computers be examined separately. ‘It’s just completely ridiculous,’ says Broughton.”

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