• Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

    1 month ago - By Newsday

    The US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.
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  • The FAA Is Pushing for a Worldwide Laptop Ban in Checked Luggage

    The FAA Is Pushing for a Worldwide Laptop Ban in Checked Luggage

    1 month ago - By Oyster

    Laptop bans are back - but this time it's extending beyond the Middle East. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to prohibit passengers from putting large electronic devices, including laptops, in checked bags on international flights. Why? The concern stems from the laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Recent tests revealed that when large electronics overheat in close proximity to aerosol canisters , they are at risk of a catastrophic combustion.
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    The FAA conducted 10 tests with a fully charged laptop battery that was placed alongside a...
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  • Laptops in Checked Luggage Pose Explosion Risk, FAA Warns

    1 month ago - By NBC

    The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.
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