Passenger-screening rules frustrate fliers, cost airlines

03/5/2009 | Travel Weekly

Passenger-screening standards are all over the board and are often conflicting, causing issues for both passengers and airlines. Industry experts, however, agree that the cooperation necessary to make the rules consistent around the world is not likely to happen anytime in the near future. "We don't have the tradition to try to work together," Giovanni Bisignani, International Air Transport Association director general and chief executive, said recently. "It's not consistent. We are losing credibility."

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