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Tightened security measures now being implemented on US-bound flights from Mexico

Personal electronic devices that are to be brought on United States-bound flights from Mexico would now be subjected to a more thorough security check as Mexican officials implemented the change at the request of the US Department of Homeland Security. Any electronic device ‘larger than a cellphone’ would have the new measures applied to it, said Mexico’s Transportation Department in a statement.  After announcing the policy amendment, the department asked …

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Cargo hold not safest place to store electronic devices – US FAA

As airlines and passengers alike adapt to new and more stringent security measures when travelling to the United States, the Department of Transportation is contemplating where the safest place to store laptops, tablets and other devices powered by lithium-ion batteries on an airplane is. The cargo hold is certainly not the answer said the US Federal Aviation Administration as the agency’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety claimed that portable electronic …

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Canada’s US-bound air passengers to face “enhanced security measures”

Travellers flying to the United States from Canada will be made to go through a new set of “enhanced security measures” that have been mandated by the Department of Homeland Security. The new measures will be applied starting on July 19 and include: Enhanced overall passenger screening. Heightened screening of personal electronic devices. Increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas. The use of advanced technology, expanded canine screening …

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Trump’s administration considering options regarding relationship with Gulf carriers

The administration of United States President Donald Trump is looking at their options regarding their relationship with carriers from the Middle East. Members from the National Economic Council, National Security Council and Department of Transportation met with White House advisors to tackle the nation’s Open Skies Agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, as US legacy operators continue to raise the issue that Gulf airlines are unfairly subsidized. Sources …

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Don’t let US majors chip away at Open Skies

By  Karen Walker – eturbonews.com The single largest benefit to airlines and consumers that has occurred in the history of commercial air transportation began as a concept that crystallized into the US model known as Open Skies. Twenty-five years and more than 100 agreements since the signing of that first pact between the US and the Netherlands, Open Skies has become a model around the world for air service liberalization. The …

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US ends laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

The United States Transportation Security Administration announced that it was rescinding a ban on Saudi Arabian Airlines passengers carrying large personal electronic devices onboard US-bound flights. The carrier was the last airline that was under the controversial restriction that was mandated by the US back in March, which kept passengers from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices onto cabins on nine airlines, most of which were Middle Eastern carriers, …

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Delta encourages employees to join in the fight against Middle Eastern airlines

Delta is pushing its employees to push forward in their campaign for sanctions to be slapped on Gulf-based airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar as the row between the major U.S. international airlines and their Middle Eastern counterparts reaches fever pitch. In a 15-minute video that the carrier released, Delta warns employees that unimpeded expansion by the Gulf carriers could lead to disaster for the U.S. aviation industry. “The rules of …

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Norwegian’s UK subsidiary looking for US approval to fuel long-haul expansion

Norwegian’s UK subsidiary has been given “tentative approval” for a US foreign air carrier permit which it deems will allow it to better use its fleet to fuel its long-haul expansion campaign. Currently, all of its low-cost flights from the UK to the US are made by aircrafts operating within its Norwegian registered airline, which is called Norwegian Air Shuttle. But while Norway is integrated in the EU-US Open Skies …

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Norwegian UK granted tentative US air carrier permit

Norwegian has confirmed its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, has been given tentative approval by the United States department of transportation for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that the NUK application is in full compliance with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement. When finalised by the department of transportation, the permit will allow Norwegian’s UK subsidiary to operate low-cost flights between the US and Europe. Norwegian flies from five …

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United States And Sint Maarten Sign Open Skies Agreement

On July 14, 2017, the United States and Sint Maarten signed a modernized bilateral Open Skies Agreement that will continue to foster opportunities for air travel and commerce between both countries. This modernizes the U.S.-Sint Maarten relationship by reducing administrative burden on carriers and governments, clarifying route rights, and reaffirming mutual adherence to international safety and security standards. The Agreement will enter into force after the two countries exchange diplomatic …

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