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British Airways chairman pans US security rules

The chairman of British Airways has complained that the United States makes excessive demands for passenger screening, including forcing people to take off their shoes.

world Updated: Oct 27, 2010 14:20 IST

The chairman of British Airways has complained that the United States makes excessive demands for passenger screening, including forcing people to take off their shoes.

The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that Martin Broughton aired his complaint in a question-and-answer session with journalists on Tuesday.

British Airways says the report was accurate but it does not have a text of Broughton's remarks.

Broughton says that some of the security measures demanded by the United States are not imposed on internal US flights. Broughton was quoted as saying that British officials should not "kowtow to the Americans every time they want something done."