don’t strike up the ban

Karen Chappell

Airline Industry Says Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned any electronic device larger than a smartphone from the cabins of flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa, and is considering extending the ban to flights from Europe as well. This has airlines freaking out because it means banning laptops from thousands of flights, not hundreds, and a trade group representing the airlines estimates that an expanded ban would cost travelers $1 billion. [More]