New Security Rules Take Effect on U.S.-Bound Flights

New security measures for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights took effect today, with airline personnel conducting short interviews with travelers at check-in or the boarding gate. The directive was announced by the Trump administration in July as an alternative to banning laptops and other electronic devices from the cabin of inbound flights to the U.S…. Read more »

TSA to Impose Stricter Carry-On Screening

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will require airline passengers to remove all electronic items larger than a mobile phone from carry-on baggage for screening. Previous rules required only laptops to be removed for separate screening. The stricter security rules have been in place at 10 U.S. airports as part of a pilot program,… Read more »

Laptop Ban Ended on Middle East Flights

The U.S. on Wednesday ended a four-month ban on laptops and other large electronic devices in the cabins of U.S.-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The ban was initiated in March after U.S. officials cited intelligence that terrorists were potentially working on concealing explosives in laptops and other larger… Read more »

DHS Still Considering Laptop Ban on Inbound Flights

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly told Congress on June 7 that the administration is still considering banning laptop computers and other larger electronics from the cabins of inbound flights from 71 airports worldwide. The DHS cited security concerns in announcing a new policy in March prohibiting large electronics from being carried on… Read more »