HOMELAND SECURITY BAN ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Recently, Homeland Security announced it will NOT be expanding the ban on electronic devices for flights that originate in the U.S. for travel to international destinations. In March, the U.S. banned all passenger electronics devices including laptop computers, IPads and other devices larger than a cellphone aboard foreign carriers (Egyptair, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines) that have direct non-stop flights inbound to the U.S. Passengers flying on foreign carriers that originated from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were AFFECTED by the electronic ban. The ban on electronics does not affect American-operated airlines since the U.S. Carriers do not fly directly to the U.S. from the countries listed.
More information about the electronic ban, see Department of Homeland Security