USA & UK banning laptops on inbound flights

mr_anderson

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USA & UK banning laptops on inbound flights from Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.
Obviously on an intelligence tip-off.

Will this become a permanent ban ?
How long before it's broadened to all flights ?


The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution.

It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected.

The British ban, announced hours after the American measure, is similar but applies to different airlines.
Downing Street said airline passengers on 14 carriers would not be able to carry laptops in cabin luggage on inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
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British Airways and EasyJet are among the airlines affected by the UK ban.
The nine airlines affected by the US ban are Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways.
US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights - BBC News

The Turkish government said the US ban was wrong and should be reversed.
Poor little Erdogan. :lol:
 


The Field Marshal

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Great idea.
 

Mad as Fish

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Is this all airlines or just those suspected of being subsidised by middle east governments?

I have heard elsewhere that it's just the Donald hitting back to favour good o'l yankee airlines.
 

dalyp

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I wonder will you be able to buy a laptop after clearing security:lol:
 

The Field Marshal

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Explain how forcing people to check in laptop-bombs makes them safe....
The idea is to target people from Islamic states and therefore make flying safer.
 

hiding behind a poster

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Good. People should be able to tear themselves away from their laptops for a few hours anyway.
 

bonkers

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Yeah - but with the laptop safely stored they won't be able to login and click "yes" to "do you want bomb to explode now"
Id reckon they could do that before they get on the plane.
 

Mad as Fish

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It's a stich up to drive people away from the airlines concerned. When the US bans them on flights of their own carriers then perhaps we can take it all a little more seriously.
 


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