DHS Kelly Considers Banning Laptops from All Flights to US

Business people often use their laptops on longer flights to conduct business or get work done. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly may put an end to their work while flying back to the US as he is seriously contemplating banning the use of all laptops on flights into the US. There is already a ban on flights from 10 cities, mostly Middle Eastern, but due to the threat of a terrorist bringing down a passenger airlines, he may extend that ban to all flights entering the US.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he’s considering a ban on passengers carrying laptop computers on all international flights in and out of the United States.

“I might,” Kelly said on “Fox News Sunday.” “There’s a real threat — numerous threats against aviation. That’s really the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it’s a U.S. carrier, particularly if it’s full of mostly U.S. folks.”

Since taking over the agency in January, Kelly has already limited laptops in airplane cabins…

Many people will complain, but they’ll just have to spend the time on flights back to the US relaxing, enjoying the scenery or taking a snooze. People need to take a break from the rat race by disconnecting and destressing. The last thing we need is another incident like what happened over Lockerbie, Scotland when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up in midair, killing all 259 people aboard.

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