Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Enhanced Security Begins Today for U.S.-Bound Flights

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Enhanced Security Begins Today for U.S.-Bound Flights

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More security for U.S.-bound flights

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TORONTO - Flying to the United States may take a while longer as of today due to enhanced security measures affecting flights to the U.S.

Both Air Canada and WestJet are advising passengers to arrive at airports at least two hours prior to scheduled departures to allow for additional screening.

Air Canada says in an advisory that heightened security introduced by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security beginning today requires enhanced screening of personal electronic devices such as tablets and laptops.

In addition, all personal electronic devices larger than a smartphone will need to be easily accessible and have all cases and covers removed.

WestJet has posted similar advice, adding the recommendation applies to all flights departing Canada. …

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