UK officials follow US counterparts by banning electronics with no charge from boarding flights
The UK government's Department of Transport has now joined with the U.S. in requiring that passengers on some international flights coming in and out of the country must show that their electronic devices can be powered up, in an effort to improve security.
The new notice from the department stated:
The department won't be revealing publicly just which airline routes will be affected by this new rule. It added that it will be working with airlines to "to minimise disruption as far as possible." This addition comes after some concerns have been raised about a possible threat to blow up an airliner by terrorist groups.
What do you think of this new trend in airline security and will it make you charge up your cell phone or tablet before you board an international flight?
Source: UK Department for Transport
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