Air passengers told to remove books from their carry-on bagsJune 26, 2017 19:09
For many people they are the most essential item to pack for a long flight. But now there is a chance that passengers might have to remove them from their hand luggage when passing through airport security. Were not talking about laptops this time, but books.
Security staff at certain America airports have begun searching for items made of paper at checkpoints under a pilot scheme that could see screening measures for US flights become ever more invasive.
Air passengers in Missouri and a handful of other test airports, including Los Angeles, Boise, Colorado Springs, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Boston Logan, Lubbock, Munoz Marin in Puerto Rico, Las Vegas McCarran and Phoenix Sky Harbour, were made to undergo separate checks for books and food items last month.
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