US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries after Muslim terror threat

Monday afternoon, a US official had briefed Reuters that the ban followed a “terrorism threat” and was expected to be announced on Tuesday.

US authorities have secretly required airlines from 13 nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone.

The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday.

The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. All such devices must be checked.

Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airlines and Royal Jordanian airlines are among the affected countries; the full list has not been revealed to the affected airlines themselves.

  • lgeubank

    A muslim is larger than a cellphone, so let’s ban them too.

  • Watchman

    Is That Judge In Hawaii (U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson) going to issue a TRO stopping this edict for these 13 nations? Will he use the justification that because Trump made disparaging comments about people who wanted America destroyed, anyone boarding a US-bound plane has the right to bring any device aboard that must not be examined or x-rayed as to its contents? As long as it fits in the carry-on bag sizer, of course.

  • The__Hammer

    That is going to make for a really boring flight lol