6-May-2010 12:39 PM

Carriers ordered to check no-fly list more regularly; investigating possible Emirates error

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered carriers to speed up the checking of new names on its no-fly list after the man accused of attempting to bomb Times Square boarded a service to Dubai several hours after his name was added to the DHS no-fly list (allvoices.com, 05-May-2010). The new rules require carriers to check the list every 24 hours and to also check it within two hours of receiving notification that a high-priority name has been added. Meanwhile, The White House stated US authorities are investigating whether Emirates made a mistake in letting Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomb suspect, on one of its aircraft (Reuters, 05-May-2010).

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