March 23, 2017

USA bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countries

21 March 2017, 02:45 | Austin Hogan

USA bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countries

USA bans large electronic devices on flights from some Mideast countries

"Al Riyadh" newspaper, a pro-government Saudi newspaper, confirmed the ban would affect flights out of its main airports, and its civil aviation authority informed "airlines flying from (Saudi) airports to U.S. airports of the latest measures from United States security agencies in which passengers must store laptops and tablets" in checked baggage.

The news broke after Royal Jordanian Airlines posted a tweet informing travelers of the changes, but later deleted the tweet.

The TSA deferred comment to the Department of Homeland Security, which sent press the following statement: "We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate".

The US government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight Middle East countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras, and most other electronics in carry-on luggage - but has seemingly not informed some of the largest affected airlines. No U.S. airline is affected by the ban because none now operates direct flights to and from the above destinations. The airlines then followed up with another tweet saying further updates would be announced soon. Passengers would be allowed to carry larger devices in their checked luggage.

Fliers can still travel with these items, but they must be packed in their checked baggage. The countries affected are Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, the UAE, Qatar, and Kuwait. "The official told CNN that there is a security concern regarding passengers boarding nonstop flights to the US from some specific countries".

The ban will affect over 50 flights from 10 airports, including major global hubs like Dubai and Istanbul, according to senior administration officials.

Here's Why FireEye (FEYE) Stock Popped 8% Today
Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 499,834 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,658,120.88. That high comes in between the string of seven consecutive highs ($11.85 to $12.05) from February 14 through February 23.

SC upsets Duke to earn Sweet 16 bid
The Kentucky Wildcats' 19-2 run through the SEC looks a lot more impressive after the first weekend of NCAAS Tournament play. Mary's players wear warmups with "Mayhem" written on the back, and they caused quite a commotion in the early going.

PSL spot-fixing: PCB provisionally suspends Shahzaib Hasan
Irfan, who was on Tuesday suspended and charge-sheeted over his alleged connections with bookies, has been given 14 days by the PCB to submit his reply.

The post U.S. to ban airline passengers from carrying large electronics appeared first on Vanguard News.

This includes laptops, cameras, tablets, and DVD players. Officials said the airports were selected based on the "current threat picture".

"Just evaluating all the intelligence, we believe that the threat is still prominent against aircraft and airports", an official said.

There are also flights at Miami International Airport from the Middle East. "My father-in-law has a heart issues, so it's always good to have devices because we have to keep track of them", said Hannah Salman.

Some airlines have been known to ban the use of certain electronics during flights, like the explosion-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and certain hoverboards.

"The restrictions are in place due to evaluated intelligence and we think it's the right thing to do and the right places to do it to secure the safety of the traveling public", one U.S. official said.

Other News

Trending Now

4-star MI signee Isaiah Livers earns "Mr. Basketball" honors
At a towering and still growing 6-8, 220 pounds, Livers is hoping to cap off his progress with a state championship this week. Livers is ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of MI , according to 247Sports, behind only Tillman.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may limit Gabon involvement for Dortmund
The win consolidated third spot in the table for Dortmund, who are three points adrift of RB Leipzig and four clear of Hoffenheim. After good work by Marcel Schmelzer on the left, Aubameyang confidently prodded Schmelzer's cross past Martin Hansen.

Federal Bureau of Investigation director blasted by Democrats after probe revelation
When he was asked what the committee expects from the hearing , Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes , gave a substantial list. But Comey did say he wished the bureau could have been more aggressive in warning the DNC in hindsight.

Clippers beat Knicks for 10th straight time
Griffin had 30 points in three quarters, and watched the Clippers reserves preserve their second straight win to improve to 42-29. Carmelo Anthony said he's loved living in Los Angeles across the years and dropped enough hints his time may be done as a Knick.

Government Will Merge Bhartiya Mahila Bank With SBI
SBI has an outreach of more than 20,000 branches with workforce of around two lakh employees out of which, 22 per cent are women. SBI alone has almost 20,000 branches, including 191 foreign offices spread across 36 countries.

Upcoming Volkswagen Polo Spied !
Volkswagen has, as seen in these photographs, managed to refresh the Polo's looks, without loosing its conservative persona. The new auto retains the silhouette of the current model in production although the design has been tweaked substantially.

Neymar Could Leave Barcelona To Play for A Premier League Club
After a rough week and being knocked out of the Champions League Man City supporters will be happy to have the Premier League back.

Amazon's Alexa is coming to your iPhone
Customers can add as many items as they want and Alexa can offer suggestions based on the other items in their current order. For example, if you added items to a shopping list through your Echo, it would appear on the app's shopping list.

USA to ban some passengers from bringing certain items into airline cabins
The new rule is the latest travel restriction Donald Trump's administration has handed the airline industry. Royal Jordanian said the electronics ban affects its flights to New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal.

Price Target Analysis Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM)
Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Sprouts Farmers Market by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Sprouts Farmers Market will post $0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.