I never really liked the electronics on board aircraft. I still don't. The use of cell phones and electronic devices is known. I don't see the sense in leaving a laptop in a luggage compartment with free and open use of cell phones. That seems a lack of insight.
March 21, 2017
By Rick Noack, Luz Lazo and Lori Aratani
on Tuesday in banning passengers traveling from airports in several Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly. Britain joined the United States (click here)
The U.K. ban applies to six countries, while the U.S. ban applies to 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries.
Fliers can still travel with these items, but they must be packed in their checked baggage on U.S.- and U.K.-bound flights from airports across the countries, including busy transit hubs in Istanbul, Dubai and Doha, Qatar.
The British ban also includes some cellphones and is expected to apply to all airports in the six nations. The countries included in the British ban are Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
“Direct flights to the U.K. from these destinations can continue to operate to the U.K. subject to these new measures being in place,” a government spokesman said.
It’s unclear when the ban will take effect. “The affected airlines have already been informed, and we expect the measures to be in place in the next couple of days,” the spokesman said....
September 18, 2016