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.

Tags: news , Ban , Travelling plans

Latest Articles


One has to be cautious while going on a vacation or holiday trip. Since there is a rise in crime, we need to be extra cautious dealing with people, or going out. Below are some…

  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…

  Do you feel unhappy occasionally without any reason in particular? Do you think this behavior of yours in hampering your lifestyle? Do you feel helpless because you know…

  Elon Musk is Tony Stark in real life. If you don’t know who he is, then let me tell about him in a single sentence. He is the co-founder of PayPal, co-founder, and CEO of Tesla…

  The smartphone that is surrounded by a lot of hype and is the most awaited flagship right now is One Plus 5. The insane success of One Plus 3 and the off the charts reception…

It is a bad time for Internal Combustion (IC) engines and it may turn worse in the coming years. The usage of fossil fuels for power was once the greatest achievement humans…

  The Frenchman has won yet another award for his terrific performances in the Premier League. Conte is named player of the year, by Football Writers’ Association (FWA). Earlier…

  The two well known franchises of IPL who were banned in fixing saga after the IPL 2015 are set to make their return to IPL in its next edition. BCCI confirmed in an official…

  Android Smartphones presently dominate our Indian market in both low-end and high-end models with the majority being the mid-end models. Another OS smartphones percentage (…

Amazon is finding its way almost everywhere. The logistics and cloud computing giant entered into homes also through its smart speaker Echo and now, a streaming service Amazon…

  The Frenchman was signed by the Seria A giants, Juventus, on a free transfer from Manchester United. In the last summer, he was signed back by the Red Devils for a record 89.3…

  S8, the extraordinary flagship of Samsung is known for its advanced specs sheet and the elegant design. The device released this year boasts all the latest features. The phone…

  The world’s population is increasing very fast with India and China being the hotspots of the world and the number just passed 7.5 Billion. 25 million people are added to the…

Space exploration is a difficult yet crucial task for mankind. Mankind eager to know about the universe build impressive machines to explore this vast universe. NASA, ISRO, ESA…

  Scooter have a large market in India. With countless models dropping every year including the iterations, many bike companies initially focus on making scooters suitable for…

  Does your heart skip a beat every time you go up on the stage? Do you forget your speech and allow your mind to go blank? Do you feel nauseated when you look at the audience…

  Forbes, the American business magazine known for its famous lists including Top companies, Most influential people etc also released a list of most valuable brands 2017…

  Whatsapp released yet another update recently. The update lets people in prioritizing some chats over others in their chat windows. Termed as "Pin Feature," this addition will…