US Adds Laptop To The Electronics Banned On A Flight

No more Laptops on Flight

 

Right now, all the aviation companies and countries are working on the same question. Do all electronics need to be banned? While many countries and aviation are agreeing to ban most of the electronics on flights with a hashtag on Twitter #electronicsban, even more countries are joining the decision that may affect our travel like never before. 

Why The Ban?

There is a wide range of reasons for the ban of electronics on the flights and some of the major ones are:

  • Terrorists who may use electronics for any mayhem
  • A risk to the safety of flight (electronics are notorious in catching fire)
  • To avoid the sudden explosions which occurred many times 

Also, US officials revealed that these restrictions are prompted by "evaluated intelligence" about threats to US flights. US and Europe officials are already in talks regarding the extension of the ban. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that terrorists are obsessed with the idea of,

knocking down an airplane in flight - particularly a US carrier, if it's full of mostly US folks.

Carrying Laptops will be no more allowed
Carrying Laptops will be no more allowed

What Is The Effect?

The addition of laptop to the ban by the US is already shocking to the frequent travelers. Many use laptops as the medium for business transactions, meetings, and quick study during their idle time on flights and this decision will disrupt everything. Here are the things which are banned:

  • E-readers like Kindle
  • Tablets (mostly all sizes)
  • Laptops
  • 2-in-1 

Here are the allowed electronics:

  • Most smartphones (display less than 6.3-inch)
  • Any device under the maximum size allowed that is 3.6 by 6.3 by 0.6 inches

A US official told the reporters that,

The restrictions are in place due to evaluated intelligence and we think it's the right thing to do and the right places to do it to secure the safety of the traveling public

RoyalJordanian message
Royal Jordanian Message

Many aviation companies are already being affected by the decision of the US and Europe and Royal Jordanian even posted a tweet which indicates that no electronics are allowed with the 12 funny reasons you need to do without them.

According to DW, the countries that are affected are:

  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait

The ban may soon expand to more countries as the issue is becoming serious day by day with leading countries joining in the decision of electronics ban.

No more electronics on flights
No more electronics on flights

This decision may prove costly to the whole industry and people will suffer from this ban the most. Let us hope, the aviation companies will devise a workaround for the ban to aid people. Anyway, as majority people are pointing out that this ban will setback travel at least a decade.

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