Nov 1, 2010
Airline passengers could be faced with “ludicrous” new changes to airport security in the wake of the al-Qaeda parcel bomb plot, industry figures have warned.
Airport screening changes would leave passengers facing a raft of “ineffective”, “useless” and unnecessary safeguards, warned Michael O’Leary, the boss of budget airline Ryanair.
But while he cautioned against overreacting, some industry experts called for an urgent overhaul of passenger security and the introduction of “package to package” checks.
A review of airline security is now likely after investigators concluded that the terrorists had designed a package to blow up passenger jets in a Lockerbie-style terrorist outrage.