Airline Screenings Tightened For Some Foreign Passengers

01.04.10 | FL News Team

Airline passengers inbound to the United States from several nations are undergoing new security screenings. The Transportation Security Administration says passengers from nations that sponsor terrorism, including -- Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria -- will receive the special treatment. Also, people flying in from Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Pakistan will be patted down and their luggage searched. The new rules follow the attempted bombing on a Northwest Airlines jet headed for Detroit on Christmas Day. In that incident, the alleged would-be bomber hid explosives in his underwear.