A Gap In New Baggage Rules

Last Friday should have been a huge headache for air travelers. The start of a three-day weekend was also the first day U.S. airlines had to screen checked bags for explosives and match bags to their owners on originating flights. But things went so smoothly that some security experts suspected not all the required checks were being performed. Even if they are, a big gap in the new regulations could leave passengers vulnerable. Because of a last-minute change, the Department of Transportation decided to "bag match" only on originating flights, not on the second or third leg of a continuing flight....

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