Relief that a major terrorist plot had been foiled tempered passenger irritation with delays lasting as long as 3 hr. at check-in and security screening locations around Asia and Australia. Flights to the US were the most affected because of bans on fluids and gels, while flights to the UK suffered less as the basic ban on carry-on luggage did not apply to inbound flights. However, security for all flights including domestic was stepped up, with a much greater presence of police, military ...

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