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    What?! Laptops, cameras in checked luggage???....
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    It appears to be a temporary ban and involves flights from 13 countries

    And from the KLM website

    United States and Canada - electronic devices in hand baggage

    For flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, or from Paris Charles de Gaulle to destinations in the United States or in Canada, all battery-operated electronic devices in hand baggage will undergo an extra check. At the gate, these devices will need to be taken out of their sleeves or covers, be switched on and be shown to be operative.


    https://www.klm.com/travel/au_en/pre...icle/index.htm

    Not sure of the above is new or not
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    re: New US & UK Laptop/Tablet ban on up to 8 countries

    Some on FT are suspecting fake news. Here is an article by the Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...s-13-countries

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    re: New US & UK Laptop/Tablet ban on up to 8 countries

    I am reading that it affects 13 *airports* in the ME/Africa rather than countries. No US carriers affected. Order from DHS who are still refusing to comment. Carriers have 96 hrs to implement (rather than earlier reports that the ban would only last 96 hrs).

    Commentary that this may put a lot of Lithium Ion batteries into the hold which would normally be in the cabin ie. not a great idea.
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    What on earth? This "policy" does not make any sense at all. What is the reasoning behind it?

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    It makes it easier for the thieves to get their hand on them.

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    What on earth? This "policy" does not make any sense at all. What is the reasoning behind it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattg View Post
    What on earth? This "policy" does not make any sense at all. What is the reasoning behind it?
    Response to intelligence of a credible threat?

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    Response to intelligence of a credible threat?
    I guess that's possible. Does something that someone heard on Fox News count as a credible threat?

    (I'm only speculating...)

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