Elec­tron­ics carry-on rule has fliers rerout­ing trips

Busi­ness trav­el­ers fear los­ing laptops, sen­si­tive data and work time.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - Travel

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.

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