Stop the UK flight ban on electronic devices
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It was announced today (21st March 2017) that there would be a ban on electronic devices in the cabin on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. These include laptops, DVD players and tablets. Apparently this is a "necessary, effective and proportionate" action to be safe.
But as Philip Baum, editor in chief of Aviation Security magazine, told the BBC: "If we cannot, in 2017, distinguish between a laptop that contains an IED [improvised explosive device] and one that does not, then our screening process is completely flawed."
This means that many people cannot work and have entertainment on flights lasting over 4 hours. As well as this, Istanbul is a major hub for Turkish Airlines. It links lots of Asia and Africa to Europe. If people are getting a connecting flight through Istanbul, that means that they would not be able to have a laptop or tablet for both flights.
As well as this, Turkey is a popular holiday destination for UK tourists. Many airlines that fly there do not provide In flight Entertainment on there flights. And if that means that there will be a lot of bored kids considering that they can't watch movies on tablets.
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