Airlines required to check no-fly list more often
(AP) - A Homeland Security official says the government will now require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of being notified of changes to the list.
The alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was able toboard an airplane despite being on the list, because Emiratesairlines did not look at an updated list that included his name.
The official says that until now, airlines have been required tocheck for updated lists every 24 hours. The official spoke oncondition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speakpublicly on this change.
When updates are made to the no-fly list, notifications toairlines instruct them to check the updated list. The official saysairlines could be fined if they don't comply.