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On-time record improves as passengers board faster

31 August 2006

In an unforeseen twist, new security rules for carry-on bags are enabling airline passengers to get on and off planes faster, helping flights leave on time.

US Airways is boarding planes five to 10 minutes faster, depending on the size of the plane and how crowded it is, says senior vice president Anthony Mule. Following terror-related arrests in London, the Transportation Security Administration on Aug. 10 banned liquids, creams and gels from the planeâ??s cabin. Airlines say theyâ??re handling up to 25 percent more checked bags now as travelers adjust to the rules.

source: Tonawanda news

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