SFO 1K photographed a Delta sign, all professionally produced, announcing the electronics ban has begun on flights from Europe to the U.S.
The electronics ban is not in fact in effect, however it was expected to be apparently even by Delta Airlines.
There’s tremendous pushback from US airlines (who didn’t seem to mind at all the electronics ban on flights from airports they do not serve, funny that). There’s tremendous pushback from European governments including European safety agencies. And there’s no current word of similar restrictions being imposed by other governments like Canada that see similar intelligence as the U.S.
I’ve been somewhat skeptical that the electronics ban would be extended simply because of the lobbying power of the airlines and countries a European ban would hurt. However the chances of the ban going forward remain significant.
JT Genter tweets:
— JT Genter (@JTGenter) May 12, 2017
Get ready to route your international travels US to Europe, and then return Europe to Canada and back to the U.S.
Otherwise pick up a Chromebook or burner laptop and work from the cloud while abroad (don’t save any sensitive information on these disposable machines, don’t check them it, leaving your data outside your possession or leaving machines vulnerable to theft or installation of malware is not good security).
(HT: One Mile at a Time)