The fallout of NW253 – UK Goverment reactions

It seems that the UK government has completed a report after the NW253 incident, and I'm afraid if you're a traveller, here's a hint - it's going to get worse. A No Fly list is to be set up (well we're only a few years behind eh?), including deep screening, and no entry into the United Kingdom at departure countries New Intelligence teams to identify individuals who could … [Read more...]

The fallout of NW253 – Trouble on EK004 (LHR-DBX).

It seems what some considered as "little things" are making airlines lock down quickly. Three people made verbal threats on the plane as it was taxing at Heathrow. The plane was brought back to stand, and Police swarmed on board. These people were arrested, and the plane brought back onto Heathrow T3, with armed police and sniffer dogs checking the plane out.  Other Heathrow … [Read more...]

UK Goverment goes for MWW scanners… But do they work?

Well it sees the USA isn't the only country that can do kneejerk reactions.  The UK Has commenced a review of airport security, with the upshot of it being Millimetre Wave Scanners (MMW) being implemented in UK airports for deployment by end of January. How do they work? According to Wiki... Clothing and other organic materials are translucent in some extremely high … [Read more...]

Flying with Fish and Elliott.org… *No longer subpoenad*

In very good news (and news I missed by my own admission) both Chris Elliot and Steven Frischling  have had their subpoenas for information regarding the now infamous SD-1544-09-06 TSA Directive withdrawn by the TSA. In addition, the TSA will replace Fish's MacBook that was damaged by the investigation. The TSA describes their investigations nearing completion … [Read more...]

The continuing fallout of NW253 – IFE is back on … but…

Well with the massive changes happening, it seems that now this could hurt operators, with shares in Delta and AMR (American) dropping by about 4%, UAL (United) down 3.4% and US Airways down 6.7%, with fears that this incident will depress air travel further than it is at the moment, and that the extra costs of implementing security changes will affect the back pocket - let … [Read more...]

Taking extreme changes…

It seems the airlines are taking deep action after the NW253 incident. Companies have updated their travel advice to include: Only one item of hand luggage, including items bought airside (British Airways and Virgin will not charge extra)  If your presents are wrapped, check them in Passengers subject to "pat-down" searches before boarding, on top of usual … [Read more...]

Changes due to NW253 Incident

British Airways BA has imposed an immediate bag restriction on it's US flights, restricting one bag per person only from Heathrow or Gatwick. Expect security checkpoints to have increased as well as well as other airlines following suite . BAA is reporting  (Heathrow Airport) "Travelling to the USA?  Passengers travelling to the United States should expect their … [Read more...]

DL/NW Flight 253 Terror Incident. Merry Christmas…

It seems that Delta/Northwest Flight 253 Amsterdam to Detroit had a little "fun" on it, with an attempted terrorism attempt on it. A 23-year-old Nigerian man was trying to ignite an explosive device as the A330 begun it's 20 minute approach to Detroit. He was overpowered by some of the 278 passengers and 11 crew. Reports say he burnt his leg. No-one else was hurt. The … [Read more...]

Welcome!

Welcome to GhettoIFE.com! I'm your host - Kevin - and I'll be here to guide you through the maze of modern travel, and hopefully add some insightful comment and humour. With GhettoIFE getting on for 2 years old, I've had a bit of a design refresh, and tidied up, so for older viewers who make it here - yes, it's the same content will all the usual sarcasm as always. As … [Read more...]