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Posted: 1/18/2002 12:02:35 PM EST
I found this at another board with no link posted. I couldn't find this info at the FAA site either, but I didn't look too hard. It's interesting anyway, and if it's true, I won't be flying again.
Under the new Aviation Security Law (Public Law 107-71) enacted November 19, 2001, public airports are required to implement a “Checked Baggage" system effective January 18, 2002. If baggage-screening devices are not installed, airports are required to provide alternative methods such as: · Conducting a bag-match program to ensure no checked baggage is placed aboard the aircraft unless the passenger who checked the baggage is on board. · Manual searches · Canine searches Here is what you need to do, and what to expect. · Checked baggage will no longer be accepted at ticket counters or curbside locations less than 30 minutes before a flight’s scheduled departure time. · Travelers checking baggage must declare at the time of check-in whether they intend to stand by for another flight. · Do not lock checked bags. If your bag is locked, the locks will be destroyed if it requires more thorough searching in the airline baggage handling area. · Customers must be checked in AND at the boarding gate no later than 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Customers that are not at the boarding gate 15 minutes prior to departure are subject to having their reservations canceled, seats released and checked baggage removed from the flight. · Originating bags cannot be transported on the aircraft without confirmation that the customer has boarded the aircraft. (Note: this does not apply to connecting flights) · Although 90 minutes to 2 hours is typically enough check-in time for domestic flights, airlines are now providing typical processing times by airport on their websites. · Customers should be advised that due to heavy passenger volume, flight check-in may not be available more than two hours prior to departure and passengers may be asked to wait in the lobby until a boarding card can be issued. · All tickets must be purchased at least 30 minutes prior to flight departure. · E-Ticket travelers who do not have a receipt must obtain a boarding pass at an e-Ticket Center or the ticket counter. Please note that e-Ticket Centers will not allow check-in less than 30 minutes prior to flight departure. · Customer photo identification and boarding pass must match and will be checked at time of boarding. · International check in and baggage policies have NOT changed. International check-in is advised three hours prior to departure and at the boarding gate no later than 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
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Link Posted: 1/18/2002 12:03:14 PM EST
The potential for travel disruption will occur when a traveler checks a bag and then for whatever reasons fails to board the plane. The plane will be held until the bag is removed from the cargo hold. Currently, there are 161 explosive-detection machines in 50 airports and 175 FAA certified bomb-sniffing dogs. These methods will deployed to the fullest extent beginning January 18. Experts estimate that with current domestic and international passenger traffic, delays may be inevitable to comply with the new security laws. Based on the experience of some foreign carriers when implementing the bag-match system, flights may be delayed for as much one hour or longer to unload, locate and remove the baggage without an accompanying passenger. US analysts predict that bag-matching will delay roughly one of every seven flights. WorldTravel BTI recommends travelers: · Check with the airline for flight times in advance of departing for the airport. · Allow extra time for security screening. · Be aware that one hour or longer delays may occur at the gate. · Ensure that items packed are in compliance with FAA regulations. · Be aware screening processes will vary from airport-to-airport and airline-to-airline
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Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:37:18 PM EST
What about checked and declared firearms? They are REQUIRED to be in a locked case. I'd love to see those idiots trying to pry open a high end Pelican case. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 1:52:03 PM EST
Brought five firearms back from Texas last week and they didn't even want to look at them.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:32:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 2:36:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: My suitcase sits next to my reloading bench. next time i have to fly i'm gonna be screwed if they do an explosive's residue test [:D] mike
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About the only thing that will happen if your bag is selected for trace detection and comes up positive, will be a hand search of your belongings and a pat down/wanding at security. (your mileage may vary, due to 10,000,000 different oppinions on what the FAA calls out)
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