No-Fly List Policy Change After Failed Terrorist Attempt
May 5, 2010
US (ChattahBox) – After the alleged Time Square attempted bomber was found on a flight to Dubai despite being on the ‘no-fly’ blacklist, airlines are being forced to follow new policy that would decrease the time allowed to check the list by 22 hours.
The originally policy had airlines checking blacklists for special circumstance flights within twenty-four hours of the flight.
It was this that allowed Faisal Shahzad to board a flight from Emirates flight bound for Dubai, as he called in his seat on the way to the airport after the SUV-bomb attempt in Time Square.
But now they will be required to check within two hours.
Shahzad had been added earlier in the day to the list, and so wasn’t checked against the update. It was customs agent who noticed the name on the flight and alerted officials.