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FAA to UN: Ban Electronics from Checked Luggage, Too

FAA to UN: Ban Electronics from Checked Luggage, Too
Ryan Boyd

In a recent paper filed with the International Civil Aviation Administration of the United Nations, the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly proposed that the current electronics ban for carry-on luggage should apply to checked luggage as well due to the potential danger posed by ion lithium batteries.

However, the FAA adds that “passengers shouldn’t be allowed to pack large electronic devices in baggage unless they have specific approval from the airline.”

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  1. chris19992

    chris19992

    October 21, 2017 at 12:50 am

    I was under the impression that lithium batteries were already banned from checked baggage.

    I’ve certainly been asked to confirm that no batteries(even watch batteries) are in my checked bag whenever I’ve checked in for a flight in the past 2 years.

  2. inet32

    October 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    “the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly proposed that the current electronics ban for carry-on luggage should apply to checked luggage as well”

    WHAT “current electronics ban for carry-on luggage” ? I travel all the time with all sorts of electronics in my carry on luggage. I travel between the US and Europe, the UK, South America and Asia with laptops, digital cameras, sound mixing and recording equipment, etc. No one has ever put up a fuss.

    Really, Flyertalk, could you get someone to proofread these news stories before posting them?

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