No laptop ban as United States says all airlines have raised security
31 July 2017, 12:23 | Isaac Mcdaniel
The ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East is finally over
After a four month ban, game developers and other professionals traveling to the USA from a number of Middle-Eastern countries will once again have access to their electronics for the duration of their worldwide flight.
Information about the threat also came from a British penetration of the Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials have said. Intelligence suggested that terrorists were developing bombs powerful enough to bring down an airplane but small enough to be hidden inside those devices.
A temporary ban on large electronics in carry-on luggage on flights to the US from eight countries announced in March came after an explosive destroyed an airplane during a test, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday.
Kelly said at a security conference that the TSA had tested two similar explosive devices concealed in large electronic devices. Those enhanced measures were verified by USA officials before the ban was lifted.
"The quick and decisive action taken by airlines, nations, and stakeholders are a testament to our shared commitment to raising the bar on global aviation security", Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said Thursday.
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