Saturday, April 01, 2017

Ban on laptops in cabins

I saw this news report:

Terrorists are testing concealed explosives with stolen airport security equipment, intel sources say, raising questions about whether the laptop travel ban is broad enough.

ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices, according to the FBI. The intelligence led to recent airline restrictions banning many electronics from the cabins of planes flying directly to the United States from airports in eight countries.

Question - if this is a risk, surely it applies to laptops that are checked into the plane as well? Surely the risk with checked in luggage is higher?

I do not understand why there is a need to ban laptops being carried into the cabin. Surely there is already stringent checks on these laptops being taken into the cabin?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Airlines or any premises (shops, malls, banks, or any public buildings) should ban any 'person" whose face is veiled, masked . They are security risk.
It is better to 'offend' than be sorry later.

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