08-10-06 - Police in Britain say they've broken up a airliner terror plot what authorities say was intended to be "mass murder on an unimaginable scale." At least 21 alleged plotters have been arrested.
Authorities, ordering intense precautions, say the intended target was planes bound for the U-S.
Because of that, The U.S. threat level is raised to Severe, or Red, for all commercial flights flying from the United Kingdom to the U.S.
The U.S. threat level is raised to High, or Orange for all commercial aviation operating in the U.S., including international flights. Flights from the U.S. to the U.K. are also Orange.
All travelers on commercial U.S. carriers and on all flights into the U.S., please be advised of the following changes to airport screening procedures:
NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY ON BAGGAGE. ITEMS MUST BE IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. This includes all beverages, shampoo, sun tan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Exception: Baby formula and medicines must be presented for inspection at the checkpoint.
Beverages purchased in the boarding area (beyond the checkpoint) just be consumed before boarding because they will not be permitted on board the aircraft.