Will US ban laptops on flights from Europe? Feds meet with airlines about it – Los Angeles Times

Officials of the Department of Homeland Security are meeting with airline industry representatives Thursday to discuss the possibility of expanding a ban on bringing laptop computers and other larger electronic devices as carry-ons on planes flying to the U.S. from Europe, according to industry sources

The potential move would expand restrictions imposed in March by the U.S. and Britain to ban electronic devices larger than a smartphone in passenger cabins of flights from eight Middle Eastern and African countries.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said no decision on an expansion of the ban has been made yet but the proposal is under consideration.

“DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe,” department spokesman David Lapan said. “When there are changes, we’ll announce that.”


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