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Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorists

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Only recently heard of this.


[h=1]Air passengers face extra delays and second checks at departure gates amid fears of 'plot to bring down jets with new type of "stealth" bomb'[/h]
  • Airports on terror alert amid fears of attacks from Islamist extremists
  • Influx of sky marshals could be brought in on some transatlantic routes
  • New measures thought to include second checks on electronics and shoes
  • The alert comes as U.S. calls for heightened precautions in Europe
  • It is thought new bombs could be 'non-metallic' or 'surgically-implanted'
  • Militants in Syria may have tested devices in the war-torn country
  • There is growing fears UK citizens returning from conflict pose a risk
  • Airports today report service running as normal despite new checks

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2678737/UK-airports-alert-plot-bring-jet-Security-level-increase-set-lead-longer-queues-
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Got a source better then the daily fail?
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Surgically implanted. What a world we live in.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Oh joy, so the bigger the implants the bigger the bang eh...

Its means I'll have to to take a second look to ensure everything is good... Maybe even a third glance just for safeties sake... :)
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Watch out for the guys with the biggest man boobs!
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Watch out for the guys with the biggest man boobs!

I resemble that remark-according to the TSA at MIA.:shock::oops::D
 
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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Nasty scenario if such were to happen. Perhaps UK airports other than LHR could be target.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Nasty scenario if such were to happen. Perhaps UK airports other than LHR could be target.
Maybe someone will drive through the windows at MAN again.
 

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As part of the increased scrutiny at certain airports, security agents may ask travelers to turn on their electronic devices at checkpoints and if they do not have power, the devices will not be allowed on planes, the TSA said.

Now that will cause chaos. Plenty of people traveling, their devices will run out of power some of the time.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveller may also undergo additional screening.

What of those devices which may be checked in as luggage?
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveller may also undergo additional screening.

What of those devices which may be checked in as luggage?

Not allowed in checked baggage either from what I understand. But I am seeing conflicting stories on the topic...
 
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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

There is no mention whether passengers would be allowed to fly if they throw away broken devices.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Just 2 weeks ago we flew BA.On board I got out my kindle and the battery was flat.A lot more to think about before flying now.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

Surgically implanted. What a world we live in.

Oh dear! Sad world indeed.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

If you can't power up your device

I'm not sure I understand exactly how powering on a device solves the potential problem anyway. I have had plenty of devices with secondary battery backs (eg a sleeve). Presumably one battery can power the device and the second holds the explosive. So demonstrating the device in use doesn't solve the problem there.

And what about the spare batteries that have to go in hand luggage because they are forbidden as hold luggage? And the external power sources of various sizes to recharge a mobile phone on the run? I usually have one of them in my backpack.
 

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Re: Extra Border Check in Europe because of fears of stealth bomb hidden by terrorist

I'm not sure I understand exactly how powering on a device solves the potential problem anyway. I have had plenty of devices with secondary battery backs (eg a sleeve). Presumably one battery can power the device and the second holds the explosive. So demonstrating the device in use doesn't solve the problem there.

And what about the spare batteries that have to go in hand luggage because they are forbidden as hold luggage? And the external power sources of various sizes to recharge a mobile phone on the run? I usually have one of them in my backpack.

Much of this is all about appearances, many of the so called security measures are for show ( do we seriously think people will use the same methods which people are looking for to commit terrorist attacks).
 
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