Good news for some international travelers arriving in the US with connecting US flights.
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill, dubbed the ‘No-Hassle Flying Act,’ that allows TSA to waive checked luggage re-screening for flights arriving from countries with TSA-approved baggage screening procedures.
In the beginning, this is expected to include 14 airports in Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean that have baggage for US-bound flights screened by US Customs and Border Protection staff before the luggage is loaded onto the plane.
The current practice of re-screening all checked luggage from international flights often causes passengers to miss connecting flights.
The US airline industry body, Airlines for America (A4A), has welcomed the bill.