Posted on 10/07/2014
Have you charged your iDevice?
UK Airport Security Tightened. Make sure your electronic devices are charged before you travel. If your device doesn’t switch on when requested, you won’t be allowed to bring it onto the aircraft.
Security is being tightened at UK airports, with extra checks on electrical items amid fears of new terrorist bombs. Passengers travelling to America and other international destinations may have battery-operated goods examined by officials after the main security gate.
Airlines are now being asked to single out iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones for extra security checks. The new precautions come in response to requests from the US authorities, who fear attacks on planes flying to America.
This heightened security will inevitably mean longer queues and increased waiting times to board flights at UK airports. It will also mean (more) random searches, secondary searches and an increase in the number of passengers asked to remove shoes and possibly all passengers being asked to remove shoes if they’re going on certain flights.
Please make sure your items are charged, accessible for inspection and give yourself enough time to undergo further security checks – you’ve been warned!