Northern Air Travelers Not Immune To Restrictions

Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 13:26



The fallout from a foiled terror plot involving flights from Britain to the United States is being felt in northern Saskatchewan.


Air passengers across the continent are being prohibited from including liquids and gels in their carry-on baggage, with the exception of insulin, prescription medication, baby formula and breast milk.


It’s because British authorities believe 24 suspects arrested earlier today were going to blow up planes with liquid explosives disguised as regular consumer products.


However, even though international and domestic flights across the country are being delayed due to the immediate security measures, an official with Transwest Air says northern Saskatchewan air travelers shouldn’t face too many problems.


Spokesman Ken Landers says the change shouldn’t cause too many delays for passengers at northern airports, as long as they make sure their luggage is in order before they arrive at the airport.


He notes that, effective immediately, passengers are still allowed to keep liquids or gel-like substances in their checked baggage, but they are no longer permitted in their carry-on luggage.