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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:42 PM

CNN: Something strange happening with some inbound flights to US




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Reply CNN: Something strange happening with some inbound flights to US (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 20 OP
karynnj Mar 20 #1
MineralMan Mar 20 #2
SoCalNative Mar 20 #3
jeanmarc Mar 20 #4
Dawson Leery Mar 20 #5
Nonhlanhla Mar 20 #6
Blue_Tires Mar 20 #7
brooklynite Mar 20 #8
2naSalit Mar 20 #9
Doreen Mar 20 #10
brooklynite Mar 20 #11
Blue_Tires Mar 21 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:46 PM

1. No one seems to be covering this - is someone bored with the hearing dominating the news nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:50 PM

2. RJ is Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Apparently these restrictions are just for some airlines traveling to and from some destinations. Probably some intelligence has indicated a possibility of terrorism using such devices on those specific airlines and routes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:04 PM

3. So we put those devices in our checked luggage

to be stolen? Please

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:05 PM

4. Or damaged.

What a bunch of crap

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:09 PM

5. kick

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:13 PM

6. What nonsense

If I put anything like that in my checked luggage when flying to South Africa or back, I might as well put a red ribbon around it and add a note to the person who will be stealing it to enjoy it. As an academic I need my laptop with me on such a long flight anyway.

I bet this is one of Trump's bright ideas.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:39 PM

8. SAUDIA confirming: 96 hour electronics ban.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:23 PM

9. When I fly, I don't have checked baggage...

only carry on.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:48 PM

10. I think to many people are going to fight that

to survive. If they give us a financial guarantee without having to pay extra maybe I would "think" about it but mostly not only no but hell not!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:21 PM

11. UPDATE: This is NOT an airline ban; it's an AIRPORT ban...

The US Is Banning Laptops And Tablets On Flights From Major Middle Eastern Airports

The US is barring passengers from bringing laptops, tablet computers, and other electronic devices as carry-on items on non-stop flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa.

The ban was revealed Monday after two Middle Eastern airlines began telling passengers about the new restrictions. A representative of Saudi Arabian Airlines, based at JFK International Airport in New York, told BuzzFeed News that the ban begins immediately, and covers all electronic devices, excluding cell phones. The airline said the ban applies on flights headed to the US.

The representative declined to answer further questions and said inquiries should be directed to the Transportation Security Administration.

The ban will hit every major air travel hub in the Middle East, including the home airports of global airline industry giants like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. A US official told the Associated Press that the ban covers all direct flights to to the US from Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/middle-eastern-airlines-report-surprise-us-electronics-ban

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