Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Security Regulations

The good news first:
When flying within Canada, e.g. from Montreal to Calgary, passengers can bring their carry-on suitcase. The new security regulations affect only flights into the United States. Within Canada you are still allowed two carry-on items.
And you can carry on liquids and gels (if you can smear it, it's considered a liquid) only if they're in containers of 100 mL (100 grams/3.4 ounces) or less and they all have to fit in a one-litre (one-quart) resealable clear plastic bag.
Avoid hussles at airport security
  • Carry on as little as possible.
  • Don't wear metal snaps, large jewelry or belt buckles
  • Remove hidden metal body piercings
  • Don't wear shoes with metal arches, buckles, shanks or steel-toes
  • Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off
    And, for heaven's sake, don't make jokes about bombs or weapons
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority published the new rules for flights into the USA: Forbidden carry-on bags means items to which a passenger has access to during a flight, BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE: Personal items such as medication or medication devices, small purses or laptop computers (size: 43 cm by 16 cm by 33 cm), cameras, coats, items for care of infants, laptop computers, crutches, canes, walkers, containers carrying life sustaining items, a special needs item, musical instruments, or diplomatic or consular bags.
"Additional screening for U.S.-bound passengers will take more time, "passengers are encouraged to arrive early for their scheduled flights." That's even earlier than the usual two hours recommended for international flights. Expect always delays at the airport. It wouldn't hurt to get there even earlier.
Full-body scanners will be used only for passengers on U.S.-bound flights. A recent survey of 403 people by an online travel company based in Toronto, found that 73 per cent of respondents are in favour of the scanners and 95 per cent say they still plan to travel to the USA over the next year.

More Info or call this number: 1-888-294-2202