Tightened airport security after terror threat alert

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Flying to the United States means extra scrutiny at airports after new intelligence reports indicated that bomb makers may have new techniques to take down planes. CCTV’s Richard Bestic reports.

Tightened security on direct flights to U.S.

Tightened security on direct flights to U.S.

Flying to the United States means extra scrutiny at airports after new intelligence reports indicated that bomb makers may have new techniques to take down planes. CCTV's Richard Bestic reports.

The new regulations will require passengers to turn on their electronic devices before boarding an airplane. If the devices do not power up, the passenger will not be allowed on the plane and they could be subject to secondary screening.

This is the result of new concerns that Al Qaeda-related terror troups in Syria and Yemen are finding a way to put an explosive inside battery-powered devices, in an effort to take down passenger planes.

Airlines and airports are now tightening security on direct flights to the U.S. at the request of the U.S. government. This the first time that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has released details about its heightened security regulations.

Tom Costello has more details on the new airport regulations.

Tightened airport security after terror threat alert

Tightened airport security after terror threat alert

Flying to the United States means extra scrutiny at airports after new intelligence reports indicated that bomb makers may have new techniques to take down planes. Tom Costello reports.

For more insight on the economic side of increased airport security, managing partner at online publication Airline Weekly Seth Kaplan joined Biz Asia America’s Phillip Yin from Fort Lauderdale.

Seth Kaplan on tightened airport security

Seth Kaplan on tightened airport security

For insight on the economic side of increased airport security, managing partner at online publication Airline Weekly Seth Kaplan joined Biz Asia America's Phillip Yin from Fort Lauderdale.