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Electronics Ban on Egypt-U.S. Flights to Be Lifted Next Week: Sources

U.S. News

A delegation from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will carry out an inspection of measures employed to secure passengers and cargo on EgyptAir's flight to New York, the only U.S.-bound flight out of Egypt, as part of routine TSA inspections, the sources said.


Emirates, Etihad Say Not Advised of New U.S. Flight Restrictions on Electronics

U.S. News

In July 2014, the Homeland Security Department stepped up security of U.S.-bound flights, requiring tougher screening of mobile phones and other electronic devices and requiring them to be powered up before passengers could board flights to the United States.


US to ban electronics on flights from a dozen countries, US media says

BBC News

Passengers travelling from about a dozen countries will be barred from carrying most electronic devices on US-bound flights, officials tell US media. Airlines from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa will require passengers heading to the US to check laptops and tablets in the hold. The directive is reportedly the result of a security threat and could be announced as soon as Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declined to comment on the issue. The Transportation Security Administration, which is part of Homeland Security, also refused to comment.


Spare Electronics Battery Extinguished Aboard Delta Flight

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

A spare electronics battery aboard a commercial flight started smoking and was extinguished by flight attendants Friday morning, Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL -1.39 % said, again prompting concerns over batteries' vulnerabilities on flights. The incident comes amid a recall of Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to battery fires. That device doesn't have a removable battery, so it likely wasn't related to Friday's incident. A Samsung spokesperson said the company has "received no information to indicate that this is related to a Samsung device."


Turkish Airlines Expects Electronics Ban on Flights to Britain to Be Lifted Soon: CEO

U.S. News

The U.S. ban was imposed in March for flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries -- Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey -- to address fears that bombs could be concealed in electronic devices taken aboard aircraft.