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Airport security may soon be easy as a Qylatron machine takes over

Airport security may soon be easy as a Qylatron machine takes over

By 15 July 2014

Airport security staff may soon be out of work as a machine, Qylatron, that can recognise illegal objects has passed a test run working security at World Cup games in Brazil. Qylatron is a machine that uses pods to scan bags as a person walks through... >>

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

You must now charge your device before any flight into or out of UK, following US advice

By 10 July 2014

All travelers must now ensure their electronic devices are charged enough to power on before boarding any flight into or out of the UK. In response to an alleged terror threat from last week, the US had ordered overseas airports with direct flights to... >>

Flying somewhere? Charge your phone or tablet beforehand or you could be grounded

Flying somewhere? Charge your phone or tablet beforehand or you could be grounded

By 7 July 2014

Officials in the US have ordered overseas airports that have direct flights to the country to heighten security measures. That includes enhanced screening of electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. And as travellers may be required... >>

Twitterer arrested for airport bomb threat

Twitterer arrested for airport bomb threat

By 18 January 2010

A Twitter user by the name of Paul Chambers has been arrested after making a bomb threat on Twitter. The 26-year-old from Doncaster had a knock on the door from local police just hours after he typed in: "Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week... >>

Cabin baggage restrictions eased at Heathrow

By 21 September 2006

The Department for Transport has eased the hand luggage restriction on flights out of British airports, although it isn’t a return to normalcy. The size of the piece of hand luggage allowed has been increased, and musicians are now allowed to take big... >>