• Aussie airports to phase out 100ml carry-on limit on liquids, gels

    Australian airports will begin lifting the 100ml restriction on packing liquids, gels and aerosol sprays in your carry-on bags from the middle of this year. Passengers will once again be able to carry bottles of water, more sizeable cosmetics as well as wine, spirits, perfume and other toiletrie...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2012 7 Comments

  • Australian airports to get millimetre-wave body scanners

    Full-body 'millimetre wave' scanners will be introduced at all eight of Australia's international gateway airports. The rollout of the scanners will commence in July as part of a $28 million security programme, according to a statement released today by Federal Minister for Infrastructure & ...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2012 2 Comments

  • IATA's airport security checkpoint of the future gains traction

    Airport security: it's a pain. Even if you have the fast track express path card, it can be a frustrating experience, not least when the "slow track" lane moves faster than yours at key business travel times. And let's not even talk about the invasive patdowns that are spreading from the USA to i...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • X-ray free airport body scanners tested at Sydney Airport

    Sydney and Melbourne airports have played host to a demo of new type of security scanner that claims to transmit absolutely nothing, and only receive emissions from the body. The new technology senses TeraHertz waves "emitted by all people and all things" and is capable of detecting metals, plas...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Australian airports to get x-ray body scanners for 12 month trial

    Full body scanners that penetrate to the skeletal level will be introduced into Australian airports for a year-long trial. Legislation passed in Parliament today approving the use of the scanners, however the government will only say that they will be introduced "later this year" and won't say w...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Biz travel experts: US Trusted Traveller programme "doomed to failure"

    Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, believes that the US government's current Trusted Traveller security pre-screening system is "doomed to failure". Mitchell has cited background checking, technology ownership and member enrollment as key flaws in the Transportation Secur...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Could 'security tunnels' help frequent travellers breeze through airports?

    We could all be spending a lot less time in airport security lines in the near future if the International Air Transport Association has anything to do with it. Rather than today's approach of a single security line for all passengers, IATA head Giovanni Bisignani is advocating a more intelligen...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Groin no longer off-limits to US airport security

    Passengers in America who opt-out of revealing full-body scans will get a new type of pat-down, according to the Transport Security Administration (TSA).It is being reported that the physical searches will be more invasive, with security staff running their hands over the entire body, including s...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2010 1 Comment

  • Airlines tire of tight security

    Passengers aren't the only ones getting annoyed with the strict, time-consuming security checks at American airports. Carriers, airlines and government bodies have weighed in with their own concerns that the measures are expensive in both time and money, without a proportional increase in safety....

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2010 1 Comment

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