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Air-India's security regulations perturb passengers

Written by: Staff
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Dubai, Aug 25 (UNI) Air-India's excessive imposition of hand baggage security regulations is causing tremendous inconvenience to passengers travelling out of Dubai.

Although the airline has not put any sign of warning for passengers to carry liquids, gels, creams and pastes, those who buy them from Duty Free shops are asked to discard them while boarding, after being security cleared in the holding area.

The Dubai-Bangalore flight yesterday was delayed by two hours as irate passengers protested, when asked to drop duty free purchases.

Although Air-India has issued orders that this rule comes into force from August 20, there is no sign at Dubai airport nor are passengers informed of the restrictions, Bahrain Tribune reported.

An airline official said the information was published in the newspapers and passengers should know about it.

It is believed that Air-India will be requesting airports in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as well as Abu Dhabi and Sharjah later this week, to place secondary security checks, after duty free complexes, so that no liquid materials are taken on board.

Indian passengers have no such restrictions even flying out of Dubai.

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