Checking-in Electronic Items at UK Airports
Due to the recent change in airport security we need to make our customers aware that all electrical items need to be fully charged and operational prior to boarding any flight. Customers may be asked to switch items on to prove they are fully charged. Items not charged will not be allowed to be carried.
The Statement issued by the UK’s Department for Transport is below for your reference:
DfT Aviation security update – Published 8 July 2014
Updated advice to passengers on aviation security.
A Department for Transport spokesperson said:
The UK government keeps aviation security under constant review in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry.
On 2 July we announced we were stepping up some of our aviation security measures. In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.
For obvious reason we will not be commenting in detail on the routes affected. We will work with the aviation industry to minimise disruption as far as possible.
The UK has some of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and we will continue to take all the steps necessary to ensure that public safety is maintained.
A written ministerial statement on aviation security was submitted to the House on 8 July 2014.
Customers due to travel to the United States are advised to follow the requirements and advice of the airport and the airline they are travelling with, as well as allowing plenty of time when travelling through the UK airports, security check points to assist in minimising delay and disruption.
The ABTA Destination Services team will continue to monitor the situation and advise updates where appropriate.
If you have any questions regarding this please give us a call on 0191 2446155
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