Friday, March 11, 2005

US bans lighters aboard aircraft - "THE UNITED States has banned possession and use of lighters in sterile areas and on board aircraft to and out of its airports effective April 14, a foreign affairs official disclosed.
The order is contained in a February 28 release of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Philippine Consulate General in Saipan Wilfredo Maximo told the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Lighters fueled by butane, absorbed fuel (Zippo-type), electric/battery-powered, and novelty types have been included in 'List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints,' Maximo said."


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