United States

May 19, 2017

Trump brains trust might be rethinking laptop ban on US-bound flights

Reports suggest Trump's anti-terrorism stance on passenger personal devices to US-bound flights may change.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Subtlety may not rate highly in the Trump White House, but it seems it is trying to back away from triggering global bans on passengers' personal laptops and tablet devices in US-bound airliner cabins.

For example, yesterday AusBT highlighted this encouraging story by the BBC. It coincidentally dropped any official reference to apparent lying by President Donald Trump about specific ISIS threats using miniature passenger electronic devices carrying small quantities of explosives.

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