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UK bans iPods, laptops in-flight

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu August 10, 2006

UK bans iPods in-flight

Authorities in the U.K. today forbid airline passengers from taking electronic items such as iPods or laptops as hand baggage on flights. The ban follows the arrests of 21 people in connection with an alleged plot to demolish an aircraft in mid-flight while en route to the U.S, according to Macworld UK. Authorities also banned other items such as liquids and food, with a few exceptions. The rules pertain to all flights leaving or transferring through the U.K., according to the British government.

by MacNN Staff





  1. migs647

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Are you kidding me!?

    Ban liquids and foods?! Ban laptops? Yah that should be an entertaining flight from New York to the UK. They better start offering a circus inside because I'd go nuts from that 13 hour flight without my laptop!

  1. eswinson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ok right

    when the airlines already manage to lose or steal on average at least one of my bags every year that I check. I don't think I will be checking my electronics. Let's see... Come to the airport 3 hours early and waiting with no music, phone or laptop because I had to check them all or driving when gas prices are nearing $4 a gallon in the US. I think i will just stay home and telecommute when possible. I don't think the terrorists won this go around.. I think the victory goes solely to the US and UK governments.. er um, I mean bureaucracies. Hands down they do more to s**** up our lives in the name of our own best interests than any terrorist group ever dreamt of.

    I guess the companies selling wifi access at airports will have to rethink their business if this becomes a long term practice.

  1. trowelblister

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ,,and the worst part is,,

    ,,I have to fly tomorrow! Never take any liquids anyway, just hope the TSA doesn't change it's mind about electronics over night.Don't think they will, the outcry from all those business travelers with phones, pda's, and laptops would be tremendous.

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