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#21 Draq

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Well, I hope they weren't reacting to my post here!  I have no idea who is pushing for what, but I am trying to be ready.  The last thing I want is a ban to kick in just before I fly and being unprepared to deal with it.

 

I don't know if they are over-reacting or not.  I do know that certain groups are quite committed to blowing up / crashing airplanes, and the most desirable planes to hit are U.S. flagged airlines with U.S. passengers.  I would prefer to focus my irritation on the terrorists and not the government but really, the cause doesn't really matter; I am just trying to deal with the situation as best I can, since I have no input into what they do. 

 

Certainly one solution would be, as you say,  to not fly into or out of the U.S. (or the UK, since they seem to be on the same track) but that is not an option I want to choose.

 

Hopefully at least lenses may be able to still fly in the cabin. 



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:57 PM

http://www.politico....ptop-ban-238939

 

Not gonna happen.....



#23 Draq

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:58 AM

I am pleased to hear that.  I hope that holds.   I have heard that new scanners are available or about to be, that would permit laptops and liquids to be effectively scanned and end the liquids ban and perhaps remove the threat of a laptop ban.  I don't know if that is true, or if they will be implemented, but maybe.



#24 TimG

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

http://www.politico....ptop-ban-238939

 

Not gonna happen.....

 

I wouldn't bank on that!


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

I wouldn't bank on that!

The airlines will try everything in their power to prevent a laptop ban. Business travel would grind to a halt and you would have mostly empty planes.

The majority of business people that travel utilize the flight time to get work done. I was at a software industry meeting this week and the group was unanomous in refusing to check their laptop. Too much fear of theft or damage.

#26 TimG

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:23 PM

I hope your right, giffenk...... 


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