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14 May 2012 14:31
Many people back the use of body scanners at airports, according to a poll
Research has found that most British holidaymakers would back enhanced security at border controls and airports.
Nearly 90% of respondents would support more-thorough checks, while nearly two-thirds of the 1,000 polled said improved security was fundamental considering this summer's high-profile events including the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee.
Technology firm Unisys found body-scanners were backed by around three-quarters of those interviewed, with around the same number behind measures such as taking people's fingerprints.
The poll was carried out several months ago, before the issue of delays at Heathrow Airport's passport control had reared its head.
Passengers in transit faced with delays in airports will likely value their
travel insurance cover in the event they miss their flights.
Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, said: "The UK is a world leader in aviation security.
"UK airports are already carrying out the highest standards of security checks for passengers departing the UK, and our airports will be applying the same rigorous security checks at search areas during the Olympic period."
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.