Earlier in the week we heard that the U.S. will stop any passengers taking any uncharged smartphones of tablets on flights to the US, and now the UK government has announced they will also be doing the same with UK flights.
If you are flying from the UK, you will need to make sure your smartphone, tablet or other electronic device is full charged, and you may be asked to turn the device on at airport security.
On 2 July we announced we were stepping up some of our aviation security measures. In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.
So if you are traveling abroad this summer from a UK airport, then make sure that your gadgets are charged and they can be turned on, according to the Telegraph this could affect routes to the Middle East and Asia, although we suspect it will affect more routes out of the UK.
Source DOT, Telegraph, Engadget
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