Britain relaxes carry-on rules a bit

by Jon Surmacz on September 22, 2006

Britain relaxes carry-on rules a bit — Air passengers can carry a larger bag and musical instruments on board flights leaving Britain starting Friday, the government announced Thursday. (USA Today)

Gun found at Baltimore airport shuts two terminals — A gun found in a carry-on bag at a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Airport prompted authorities to shut two terminals on Friday, a security official said. (Reuters)

Logan traffic rises from nuisance to election issue — When Lieutenant Governor Kerry M. Healey unveiled a list of 50 big ideas she’d pursue as governor of Massachusetts, there at number 44 was creating a “cellphone parking lot” at the airport. (The Boston Globe)


Cruise line cancels Boston departures
— Royal Caribbean International has canceled its 2007 cruises out of Boston so its Jewel of the Seas ship can undergo routine maintenance – but the Miami company vows to resume the schedule in 2008. (Boston Herald)

Air marshals ousted over job injuries — The size of the federal air marshal force has been cut in half by on-the-job injuries that have sidelined nearly 2,100 marshals, while squabbling prevents health and safety policies from being implemented, government officials say. (Washington Times)

Airline entertainment of the future — In the future, airline passengers will be able to select movies in advance and download iPod play lists directly to the seats they select online. And when their flights take off, they will get e-mail and instant messaging access — once the carriers find a way to buy those services at low cost. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

NYC wants safer Thanksgiving parade — New York City plans to tighten safety procedures for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade after two spectators were injured last year by a giant balloon that got caught on a street lamp. (AP)


The Bahamas get a director of romance
— The Bahamas’ new director of romance won’t be advising the besotted on affairs of the heart. But she can suggest a fab theme wedding. (USA Today)


Carrie Charney, Christopher Elliott, John Frenaye, Charles Leocha, Marge Purnell, Valerie Schneider, Mary Staley, Stephanus Surjaputra, Richard Wong.

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