“These new measures will affect all flights from Canada to the United States and include not only screening at the security checkpoint but also searches at the boarding gate,” spokeswoman Suzanne Perseo told Canwest News Service. “This includes 100 per cent physical search of person and 100 per cent physical search of carry-on baggage and personal items.”
Air Canada also said in a release that new rules will also limit activities by passengers and crew while in U.S. airspace. “The final hour of flight customers must remain seated, will not be allowed to access carry-on baggage, or have personal belongings or other items on their laps,” the country’s largest air carrier said, citing new U.S. Transportation Security Administration policies.
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