Articles tagged “Electronics Ban”

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

Is it necessary for the DHS Secretary to deliberate so much in public? He seems to change his statements week by week. Enough, already.

2 years ago

Lufthansa Group CEO: Electronics Ban Would Be a ‘Mess’

Lufthansa Group CEO: Electronics Ban Would Be a ‘Mess’

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

If some form of a global electronics ban in airliner cabins is enacted, expect delays and disruptions as airports and airlines struggle to adapt.

2 years ago

Laptop Ban on European Flights Might Not Happen, Report Says

Laptop Ban on European Flights Might Not Happen, Report Says

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's starting to look like an electronics ban on flights from Europe to the United States may not be imminent. But no one outside of government knows for sure — not even airlines.

2 years ago

Laptop Ban Unlikely on Flights Leaving U.S. Airports, Government Says

Laptop Ban Unlikely on Flights Leaving U.S. Airports, Government Says

Alan Levin and Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

It's not clear why laptops would be safe on flights leaving the United States, but unsafe on flights departing Europe. Are U.S. security measures that much more effective than European ones?

2 years ago

Laptop Ban’s Timing is Uncertain as EU Authorities Push Back

Laptop Ban’s Timing is Uncertain as EU Authorities Push Back

Birgit Jennen and Nikos Chrysoloras, Bloomberg

Good for the EU for pushing back. A laptop ban may ultimately be the best decision for security, but it makes sense to consider other options first.

2 years ago

Laptop Ban Expansion Should Not Be Rushed, EU Officials Say

Laptop Ban Expansion Should Not Be Rushed, EU Officials Say

Jonathan Stearns and Marine Strauss, Bloomberg

Security is an important issue, but undoubtedly airlines and many travelers are hoping the EU's lobbying stops the United States from unilaterally implementing an electronics ban. A ban would make it much harder for passengers to fly between the U.S. and EU.

2 years ago

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

John Leicester and Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Once the electronics ban is formalized for Europe, expect the U.S. to also ban laptops and tablets on domestic flights.

2 years ago

Laptop Ban Disparity Has UN Agency Seeking Global Guidelines

Laptop Ban Disparity Has UN Agency Seeking Global Guidelines

Allison Lampert and Tim Hepher, Reuters

The disparity among how countries restricting electronics has baffled some experts. As the U.S. considers an expansion of the security measure, we hope an agency like the U.N. coordinates a global approach that's evidence-based.

2 years ago

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

Andrew Sheivachman and Brian Sumers, Skift

A wider electronics ban could seriously impact European visitation to the U.S. this summer.

2 years ago

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

Cary O'Reilly and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

If implemented, this will be a disaster for airlines and their customers. It's one thing to have a ban on relatively few flights from the Middle East. But an expanded ban would be a much bigger deal. It's possible a sizable number of customers could skip travel rather than deal with a ban.

2 years ago

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg

Terrorism is a real concern, but if the U.S. rolls back the visa waiver program, it could have major repercussions for the tourism industry. And that's a big potential problem.

2 years ago

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Flight Safety Foundation asks a sound question. Is it safe for passenger airliners to transport hundreds of laptops in the cargo hold? Security authorities, who are more concerned about terrorism than spontaneously combusting batteries, have downplayed the issue. But it's a genuine concern.

2 years ago