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Flight restrictions ease

Carry-ons allowed again on U.S.-bound flights

Transport Minister John Baird has announced that security regulations
enacted last month in the wake of the December 25 bombing attempt have
eased, and that travellers will once again be permitted to take one carry-on bag
onto U.S.-bound flights. In addition to carry-on luggage, passengers may
bring a purse, laptop, briefcase or camera bag onto planes. Canes, walkers,
crutches or other life-sustaining devices, medical equipment, diaper bags
for infants, musical instruments, pets and duty-free items purchased after
going through security are exempt from the rules and also allowed. The new
regulations, which Baird says are a balance between security and comfort, do
not affect domestic flights.

CBC News

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