The chairman of British Airways has said some "completely redundant" airport security checks should be scrapped and the UK should stop "kowtowing" to US security demands.
Practices such as forcing passengers to take off their shoes should be abandoned, Martin Broughton said.
And he questioned why laptop computers needed to be screened separately.
The Department for Transport said there were no plans to change rules on checking laptops and shoes.
Mr Broughton also criticised the US for imposing increased checks on US-bound flights but not on its own domestic services...