Inbound Foreign Flights Now Get Extra Screening

New rules for passengers flying into the United States go into effect starting Thursday.

Passengers flying into the U.S. now face new "security interviews" before they board.

It's a rule requested by the U.S. government -- and it applies even to Americans who are flying home from a trip overseas.

Aviation expert Ken Jenkins says the measure is the newest tool to stop terrorism

The measure comes after a temporary ban on in-cabin laptop computers that was in effect earlier this year. The TSA had temporarily banned laptops aboard inbound flights for fear that terrorists might hide bombs in them.

Jenkins tells Newsradio 740 KTRH  the new security step is worth the wait, saying the memory will always remain in his mind how terrorists took U.S. passenger aircraft and turned them into weapons on 9/11.

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