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The Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) has outlined major flaws in UK airport security measures, which have been heightened ever since the foiled terrorist plots on August 10
GTMC's chief executive Philip Carlisle has called for more consistency in the system, so that airport staff throughout the UK and Europe are implementing the same standards. ”There is much confusion at UK airports mainly due to the fact that there is a real inconsistency in what is expected of passengers. Some airport staff allow certain objects onboard and don't require passengers to take shoes and belts off, whilst others request that clothing be removed prior to going through the X-Ray machines. Airport authorities need to speak to each other” he said.
Carlisle also demanded that airports recruit the necessary staff to fully man the security facilities, that they outline the rules to the passengers more clearly, and that they speed up baggage handling. ”We all understand the reasons for the airports carrying out these heightened security measures, but the whole service could be a lot slicker and could certainly impact the passengers less than it is doing so at present.”