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No more removing shoes for US airport security

Air travellers won’t have to take their shoes off during security screenings in the future, said US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“One of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on,” Napolitano said today at a forum hosted by Politico Playbook in Washington. She didn’t specify when the change would take place.

Napolitano said restrictions on the amount of liquids passengers can bring on a plane will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future because technology hasn’t yet progressed to differentiate between explosives and harmless liquids.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/no-more-removing-shoes-for-us-airport-security-20110907-1jwp6.html#ixzz1juEUnZ8Z


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