Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering a ban on passengers carrying laptop computers on all international flights in and out of the United States. "I might," Kelly said on "Fox News Sunday." That's really the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a U.S. carrier, particularly if it's full of mostly U.S. folks." Since taking over the agency in January, Kelly has already limited laptops in airplane cabins. He instituted a ban in March on flights from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East.
The U.S. lifted its laptop travel ban on flights from Abu Dhabi Sunday, the Associated Press reports. Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told the Associated Press that Abu Dhabi International Airport updated its security processes to improve its scanning abilities. The current U.S. ban on carry-on laptops and large electronics was announced in March and currently affects nine airports primarily in the Middle East. Last week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that U.S.-bound flights would begin to be subject to more thorough screening and security policies.