Electronics carry-on rule has fliers rerouting trips
Business travelers fear losing laptops, sensitive data and work time.
A new U.S. security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle East.
Paula Berger, an energy company manager, and a co-worker have tickets to fly from the U.S. through Dubai to Hyderabad, India, where her company has an office.
The new rules would require Berger to surrender the laptop she carries and put it in checked baggage on the return trip next month. She is worried the device could be stolen.
“I’ve been spending hours this morning trying to find a way to
Cairo International Airport is one of 10 departure cities affected by a new U.S. security measure barring most electronic devices from the cabins on flights bound for the U.S.