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Jun 30, 2017

Trump retreats from airplane laptop ban, not that you’d read about it

The original bans, enacted late in March, claimed there was an imminent risk of micro amounts of explosive material being carried on board flights in the likes of iPhones and popular tablets.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Donald Trump and US exceptionalism

The slow but laughable retreat by the Trump White House from unsafely consigning some passenger-carried devices (such as laptops and phones) to underfloor storage on flights from countries where the President has no personal investments continues apace.

You would never know this from a quick read of the more obsequious media reports abroad, but there must be a deep sense of relief in Qantas and Virgin Australia in relation to the risk that the original bans would spread to their flights to the US.

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  1. Barbara Haan

    Thanks for pointing out another example of Trump’s lunacy being thwarted.

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