US, UK ban large electronic devices on flights from Middle East

US, UK ban large electronic devices on flights from Middle East


LOCAL10 NEWS.>>Calvin: WE’LL SEE YOU LATER TONIGHT.>>>NOW TO THE LATEST OW ON THE NEW ELECTRONICS BAN FOR FLIGHTS COMING FROM SEVERAL MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES. WE ARE HEARING FROM PASSENGERS ABOUT HAVING TO PACK THOSE ITEMS AWAY WITH THEIR CHECKED BAGS OR LEAVE THEM BEHIND. LET’S TO GO LOCAL10’S DEREK SHORE WHO HAS MORE NOW FROM OUR VIDEO PORT.>>Derek: U.S. OFFICIALS ARE NOT SAYING WHAT HAS SPARKED NIECE NEW SECURITY REQUIREMENTS BUT WHAT WE DO NO KNOW IS SOME PASSENGERS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BRING OTHER CELL PHONE. THE REST OF THEIR ELECTRONICS WILL HAVE TO GO IN THEIR CHECKED BAGGAGE.>>THEY NEVER ISSUED THAT BEFORE. HOW COME THEY ISSUE IT NOW?>>Derek: PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM THE UNITED AIR AB EMIRATES TOW SOUTH FLORIDA WONDERING WHAT HAS CHANGED, WHY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PUT FORTH A NEW DIRECTIVE AFFECTING TRAVELERS FROM EIGHT MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES. THE COUNTRIES INCLUDING U.S. ALLIES, JORDAN, SCRIPT GYPPED, SAUDI ARABIA AND THE GULF STATES.>>WHAT’S LIKELY HAPPENED IS THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS DEVELOPED SOME INTELLIGENCE THAT A GROUP OTHER INDIVIDUAL HAS DEVELOPED SOME TYPE OF DEVICE THAT THEY CAN GET ONTO AN AIRPLANE.>>Derek: THE BAN PRENDES LAPTOPS, CAMERAS, DVD PLAYERS AND ELECTRONIC GAMES FROM ENTERING THE CABIN BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE PHONES OR MEDICAL DEVICES. INSTEAD, THOSE ITEMS ON THE LIST MUST BE NOW CHECKED IN.>>REGARDLESS, IF IT’S FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY OF COURSE.>>Derek: WILE PASSENGERS RETURNING TO FORT LAUDERDALE FROM DEBUT DUBAI. THEY SAY BEING WITHOUT LAPTOPS TO GET WORK DONE WILL BE A DRAG.>>IT WILL BE VERY UNFORTUNATE NOT TO HAVE THE LAPTOP WITH YOU.>>I SEE THEM WORKING ON THE LAPTOPS. YEAH, THAT’S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM, YEAH, BUT IF YOU YOU CAN’T DO NOTHING.>>Derek: THE ERR WE’RE HEARING THE UNITED KINGDOM IS FOLLOWING A SIMILAR BAN.

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