불편을 드려서 죄송합니다! 현 재 한국어 홈페이지는 현재 업데이트 중입니다.

예 약을 계속하기 위해 한국어 예약엔진으로 이동합니다.

지 속적인 관심에 감사 드립니다!



We apologize for the inconvenience! We are currently updating our Korean Home Page.

You will be redirected to our Korean Booking Engine to continue your booking.

Thank you for your patronage!

28 February 2005 - TSA Adds Lighters to List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft.  This action is in response to a provision in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which was signed into law by the President on 17 December 2004, and requires that “butane” lighters be added to TSA’s Prohibited Items List.

 

After carefully evaluating the security threat, Congressional intent and operational considerations, TSA determined that passengers should be prohibited from carrying all lighters on their person or in carry-on luggage in the sterile areas of airports or onboard an airplane. The policy will be fully enforced beginning 14 April 2005. 

 

“TSA is moving to implement this provision passed by Congress,” said Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA.  “By creating policy to add lighters to the Prohibited Items List we are closing a potential vulnerability in air travel security.”

 

The agency also acknowledged the role passengers play in making the security process go more smoothly.

"Travelers are a valuable partner in the screening process," said Rear Adm. Stone. "If they pack smart and avoid bringing lighters to the checkpoint, passengers can accelerate the screening process and allow us to focus on those individuals and items that may be a threat to their flight."

 

All lighters will be banned from sterile areas beyond security checkpoints at airports.  This includes, for example, butane, absorbed-fuel (Zippo-type), electric/battery-powered and novelty lighters.

 

TSA’s mission includes preventing air piracy and use of an airplane as a weapon.  TSA prohibits items that may be used to that end from being carried aboard an airplane.  The lighter ban will fulfill Congress’ intent as expressed in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and reduce security vulnerabilities, providing one more layer of security for the nation’s travelers.

 

The Department of Transportation classifies lighters as hazardous materials, and prohibits them from being stowed in checked baggage.  TSA will dispose of lighters brought to checkpoints.  Passengers at some airports may be able to ship them via a private company for a fee, but TSA strongly urges passengers to thoroughly inspect their carry-on and checked baggage for these items before going to the airport.

 

Source :
Press Release
Transportation Security Administration
TSA Press Office: 571-227-2829
Monday, 28 February 2005