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‘Laptop Ban’ on Airplanes Expands but Wisely Gives Airlines a Way Out

‘Laptop Ban’ on Airplanes Expands but Wisely Gives Airlines a Way Out

The Department of Homeland Security announced on March 21 that all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone–such as a laptop–were banned from the cabin of direct flights to the U.S. from 10 Middle Eastern and African airports.
Over three months later, they created an alternative to both expand and replace the ban: large electronics would be banned on all flights to the U.S. unless airports met more stringent security measures including increased screening measures, enhanced security protocols surrounding passengers and airports, and expanded canine screening.
The 10 original airports on the list were in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
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