US and UK Ban Laptops and Other Devices in Cabins From Some Flights

Emirates Airlines (photo source: Facebook)

DJs who plan on returning to the US and UK from some Middle Eastern and North African countries might have to change their travel plans.

Effective Tuesday, US and UK-bound airline passengers are prohibited from carrying personal electronic devices larger than a smartphone in the cabin. The order doesn’t have an end date.

The ban comes after intelligence showed that the Islamic State is developing a bomb that can be hidden in portable electronics.

Passengers will have to put their laptops, tablets, portable DVD players, cameras, and other large devices into their checked baggage. It’s a major inconvenience, especially for DJs, who often work on mixes, tracks, and other projects during flights.

For US passengers, the impacted airports are:

– Abu Dabi International, United Arab Emirates
– Dubai International, United Arab Emirates
– Cairo International, Egypt
– Queen Alia International, Amman, Jordan
– Kuwait International
– Mohammed V International, Casablanca, Morocco
– Hamad International, Doha, Qatar
– King Abdulaziz International, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
– King Khalid International, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
– Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey

For US passengers, the impacted airlines are:

– EgyptAir
– Emirates
– Ethiad Airways
– Kuwait Airways
– Qatar Airways
– Royal Air Maroc
– Royal Jordanian
– Saudia
– Turkish Airlines

For UK passengers, all flights from the following countries are affected:

– Egypt
– Jordan
– Lebanon
– Saudi Arabia
– Tunisia
– Turkey

Check out the BBC News’ full report for more details.

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