Monday 20 February 2017

Zaventem attack is a game-changer for the already persecuted airline passenger

Eoghan Corry

Published 23/03/2016 | 02:30

'Mossos D'Esquadra' patrol at Barcelona El Prat airport following attacks in Belgian capital. 'If security is not intrusive, people are indeed reassured. This is an opportunity for the security industry to win back the goodwill it forfeited so carelessly and aggressively in the aftermath of 9/11'. Getty Images
'Mossos D'Esquadra' patrol at Barcelona El Prat airport following attacks in Belgian capital. 'If security is not intrusive, people are indeed reassured. This is an opportunity for the security industry to win back the goodwill it forfeited so carelessly and aggressively in the aftermath of 9/11'. Getty Images

Dozens dead, hundreds injured; naturally our thoughts turn to those immediately caught in the horrors that unfolded at 8am yesterday in Brussels.

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Given the scale of the carnage it sounds trite to even mention this - but the more mundane and practical impact on ordinary lives will also be significant.

For those of us who spend much of our lives up in the air, things are going to be different. Not in the awful, agonising way of losing a loved one or living with a life-changing injury, but different.

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