Safety Updates: October 2017

October 25

  Beginning Thursday, October 26, 2017, new security measures will be put in place for an U.S. bound flights. Incoming flights will have to comply with government-imposed security measures, which has the potential to cause delays for passengers. These new security measures can include short interviews of passengers at check-in or at the gate. These new measures are said to affect 325,000 airline passengers on 2,000 commercial flights arriving daily in the U.S. (on 180 different airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries). (Reuters) When the electronics ban was ended in July, the current… Read more


October 13

China’s top officials with gather in Beijing 18 – 31 October for the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  New members of the country’s most important decision-making body—the Politburo Standing Committee—will be announced, including a possible candidate to replace party leader Xi Jinping in 2022 (At the last gathering in November 2012, Xi Jinping established himself as China’s leader).   Prior the party congress, security agents have started one of the most severe crackdowns in decades, which has a number of activists leaving Beijing for the duration of the summit, and… Read more