Questions and Answers on Proposed Ban on Laptops in Luggage

Interesting article - Will they allow them or not ... time will tell ...

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I take my laptop on every flight but I never check it because I've seen that Sampsonite commercial on how luggage is handled.

I always carry electronics (tablets, laptops, cameras) in carry on. I am not confident enough in them not getting damaged or taking the scenic route to disappearance land if left in checked luggage. Mind you I rarely fly. Usually drive and for last cruise which was a repo took the train.The train is a much more civilized travel method in my opinion.

We also prefer to carry such things with us rather than leave them in our checked luggage. Interesting article, thanks for posting.

Part of why I posted is that I thought they were going to stop allowing laptops as carry-ons so in other words, banning them entirely ... that will never fly...

If they stop allowing such devices on board, would that mean the flight attendants will no longer be allowed to use their iPads to charge for drinks and snacks and go to cash? I wonder if the pilots would have to go back to paper charts?

Very good pun! With cell phones and what-not as a staple for many. It will probable just be OK to take as carry-on after being cleared by security.

Buisiness travelers could not survive without a laptop and since that is most travel it would not last long

This potential ban is about preventing lithium batteries in "checked" luggage, it is not about hand baggage. Read the article again. The FAA has been concerned for some time that lithium batteries should not be stowed in the holds beneath the main cabin floor, they believe laptops, hence those batteries, to be safer in the cabin. DHS reversed their earlier decision last summer. That is past history.

Two different agencies here with two separate areas of safety concern.

July 20th 2017---"The United States has ended the ban on large electronics in the cabins of airlines that it announced in March."

"The DHS had banned electronic devices larger than a smartphone in the cabins of airplanes on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. The ban affected airports in eight countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was the last airport to be taken off the Department of Homeland Security's ban list, which originally affected 10 airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers."Http://

I take my laptop always, I take too many pics to leave on my phone for a week or more & risk losing them in some way. But my laptop always goes as a personal item, you can still take a carry on with this, they aren't considered the same. Only once did I ever put it in my checked luggage & that was because I had my camera & some other things with me & didn't have enough hands to manage it all.

I just heard on TV that TSA at Orlando International Airport is now requiring passengers to remove their laptops & other electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on luggage & put them through security separately. Nothing was said about packing them in checked luggage. I would worry about theft leaving them in my checked luggage..


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