Jet Airways, an Indian airline, advises passengers to arrive at airports three hours prior to the scheduled departure time for international flights and two hours for domestic flights and said that passengers' checked and hand baggage
will be subject to increased physical checks.
Gaith Al Gaith, CEO of flydubai, expects to see a flood of interest, saying: "We think with one-way prices starting from as low as Dh125, including all taxes, and one piece of hand baggage
of up to 10 kilogrammes per person, these tickets will be hard to resist.
In November, UK Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly confirmed that restrictions limiting all UK departing air passengers to just a single piece of hand baggage
would be lifted from January 7, 2008.
The first two airlines to use the new system are KLM and bmibaby, which are making it available to those with hand baggage
only, at first.
In recent weeks rival no-frills operator Flybe has also announced fees for checking in baggage while increasing hand baggage
allowance from 5kg to 10kg.
Airport worker Sangeeta Cheema sifted through the pile of everyday objects - including nail files, knitting needles and scissors - which have been seized from hand baggage
The everyday items, including nail files, scissors and corkscrews, have been taken from passengers' hand baggage
since the terrorist attacks in the US a week ago, said Paul Fox, safety and security director.
Safety and security is their number one priority (screening of passengers and their hand baggage
, airport fire services and fire alarms, operation of air bridges, taxiways, aprons, runways and lighting).
The airline said, Handbags are considered part of a customer s wardrobe and not as hand baggage
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was an issue even back in Victorian times, though.
The low cost airline is set to launch in mid-2009, presents its product offering on how to 'flydubai' - important features include seat pricing inclusive of all taxes and a generous hand baggage
allowance of 10kg, and allows passengers to pay for the optional extras they choose, such as checked baggage (up to 32 kg), seat selection, as well as food and beverages.