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US wants to ban all electronics from checked luggage as well

Discussion in 'Photography News Forum' started by DonS, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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  2. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    ffs.
    much better if no one goes in or out eh...
     
  3. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    Yes, but they are trying to get it implemented everywhere. That means no matter where you are starting or going.
     
  4. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    Yes no doubt. Getting beyond a joke. Obviously we want security, but freedom would be good too.
     
  5. Andy 0

    Andy 0 Always on

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    There will have to be a solution to this, the airlines will start to take a hit if people can not travel with reasonable, domestic electronic items.

    I wonder if there's a potential for a compromise of placing batteries in separate container. This will spread, interestingly enough on a related topic a YouTuber I follow (Dave Jones, EEV Blog) has recently run in to issues buying electronics components in Australia as essentially the name 'Dave Jones' seems too generic for the US master list of terrorist suspects and he's finding he's having orders placed on hold until he can prove that is name is actually 'Dave Jones.'

    It shows the reach of the US security services, this is affecting an Australian, buying components in Austrailia.



    Interestingly this went up not 12 hours ago.
     
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    Until the US stops thinking they have a right to police the world I'm going nowhere near an airport, it's easier and less intrusive to get a visit to a death row prisoner than it is to get a flight these days...
     
  7. photodiva

    photodiva Here a lot

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    Take a ferry. job done.
     
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    Don't get your knicers in a twist.

    I think the issue is that lithium-ion batteries have proven to pose some danger and cheap ones are even a greater risk. A lot of electronics are now powered by cheap lithium-ion batteries. Just recently all "hoverboards" were taken off the market here due to their propensity to self immolate or explode. The frequency of fires due to lithium-ion batteries has been small and most have been in the passenger cabin where attendants where able to extinguish the fire. The concern is having the batteries in the cargo hold. So far three cargo jets have been destroyed and four pilots killed by in-flight fires that investigators say were either started by batteries or made more severe by their proximity.

    Having a fire at 35,000 ft. in an aluminum tube filled with passengers and hundreds of gallons of jet fuel can make for a stressful flight.

    At this point it seems that the compromise is to have the electonic devices in the cabin rather than in cargo.

    Peta Pixel is primarily a click-bait site that often overstates issues in order to get hits.

    Regarding the Australian story, the U.S. Government has no authority to dictate how an Australian company does business in Australia. The question that should be asked is why does the company use the list.
     
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    We have just flown back from the States and what I thought was odd was because we checked in online we didn't have to remove our footwear when going through security. Many others were having to though as they checked in at the airport. I can't see what the difference is security wise can someone explain?
     
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    In some cases they may have bomb sniffing dogs and in others they may do the search at random.
     

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