The UK airline industry has backed British Airways chairman Martin Broughton's call for changes to airport security checks.
Mike Carrivick, of BAR UK, which represents more than 80 airlines, said the industry should "step back and have a look at the whole situation".
The Department for Transport said there were no plans to change rules on checking laptops and shoes.
Mr Broughton said some "completely redundant" security checks should go.
Practices such as forcing passengers to take off their shoes should be abandoned, he added.
Britain should stop "kowtowing" to US demands over airport security, the chairman of British Airways, Martin Broughton, has said, adding that American airports did not implement some checks on their own internal flights.
He suggested the practice of forcing passengers on US-bound flights to take off their shoes and to have their laptops checked separately in security lines should be dropped, during a conference of UK airport operators in London.
There was no need to "kowtow to the Americans every time they wanted something done", said Broughton. "America does not do internally a lot of the things they demand that we do. We shouldn't stand for that. We should say 'we'll only do things which we consider to be essential and that you Americans also consider essential'."
Originally posted by ACEWARDOG
id say u hit the nail on the head, between security checks, elections and one thing i dont think ive seen posted...the iraq war logs being leaked, this is just a minimal stunt to kick us all back into line!!
Originally posted by Mike Stivic
felt creative, and it was sparked by the idea behind this thread,
here you go,,,
bombs in inkjets in jets from UPS.
qualms with intrusiveness put to rest by this test.
its a one up to those who second guess,
the agenda of the press, is not to inform its to impress,
upon those who have stress, to buy more and think less,
and to repress ideas that dont mesh, while propogating
the lies they bless, and plans they think best,
while your pundant asks "questions",
the sheep get fleeced for their pensions,
and buy oil for their engines,
its depressing, manufactured wounds with field dressings,
you would of thought we learned our lesson,
whats the message that we're sending,
when we borrow what their lending,
the trampled flag is still worth defending, and mending,
I think its time we asked,
whose goal are we tending?
Hey mate, awesome, thanks for that.
It feels like lyrics a rapper would sing!!!
You are pretty good at what you do by, just wanted to give you some props