Author: RT

Published time: 28 May, 2017 21:11

 

 

Laptops and other gadgets could soon become a thing of the past on all flights in and out of the US as Homeland Security Secretary hinted that the country could expand their ban on the devices in airplane cabins.

In late March, the US barred passengers traveling from eight middle eastern countries from carrying large electronic devices on board inbound flights over concerns that terrorists had created a new type of airline bomb.

Laptops and other gadgets could soon become a thing of the past on all flights in and out of the US as Homeland Security Secretary hinted that the country could expand their ban on the devices in airplane cabins.

In late March, the US barred passengers traveling from eight middle eastern countries from carrying large electronic devices on board inbound flights over concerns that terrorists had created a new type of airline bomb.

Earlier this week, Politico reported that US airlines are preparing themselves for the possible expansion of the ban. “I just know that based on our assessment of what [the US Department of Homeland Security] told us, we’re preparing for it to happen,” one airline source said.

 

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