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U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

By Cary O’Reilly and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Kent D. Johnson  / AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Travelers navigate a security checkpoint in Atlanta in 2014. U.S. authorities may ban customers from bringing laptops in airplane cabins on more flights. Kent D. Johnson / AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Skift Take: If implemented, this will be a disaster for airlines and their customers. It’s one thing to have a ban on relatively few flights from the Middle East. But an expanded ban would be a much bigger deal. It’s possible a sizable number of customers could skip travel rather than deal with a ban.

— Brian Sumers

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