Heading to the airport hours and hours before takeoff is a point of contention in the Condé Nast Traveler office, but as of today, it’s no longer an option for many flying to the U.S.
Starting October 26, both American citizens and foreigners may face security interviews prior to boarding flights to the U.S., thanks to heightened security regulations mandated by the Department of Homeland Security.
The move comes after government officials lifted the electronics ban in July, giving airlines a three-month deadline to increase security. The goal? To “raise the baseline of global aviation security,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.