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Old 22.03.2017, 13:24
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

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The stumbling blocks are time and equipment.
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This is really the issue at hand. The vast amount of people who travel through the numerous airport in the world on a daily basis, is a value that not even the most seasoned logistics specialist can comprehend. Let alone a fail safe, catch all method of security.


I travel through airport security regularly (sometime 20x a month) and only twice has my metal implants have been detected.
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Old 22.03.2017, 16:46
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

As far as I can recall, travel insurance is unlikely to cover the loss of electronic equipment that has been stored in checked luggage. Remember reading about that in Norwegian papers. Future-X's company even issued a policy at some point forbidding employees to check-in their laptops.

I would assume that the US government will from now on provide blanket coverage to anyone who's iPad or computer magically "disappears" from their suitcase while en route to the US...
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I would assume that the US government will from now on provide blanket coverage to anyone who's iPad or computer magically "disappears" from their suitcase while en route to the US...
I'm sure that wouldn't be open to abuse, either...
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Old 22.03.2017, 16:57
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

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As far as I can recall, travel insurance is unlikely to cover the loss of electronic equipment that has been stored in checked luggage. Remember reading about that in Norwegian papers. Future-X's company even issued a policy at some point forbidding employees to check-in their laptops.

I would assume that the US government will from now on provide blanket coverage to anyone who's iPad or computer magically "disappears" from their suitcase while en route to the US...
They won't cover anything, no reason why they should. If you want all risks insurance it's up to you to pay for it.
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Old 22.03.2017, 19:03
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

So who fancies setting up laptop & tablet hire shops at all the affected airports?
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

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They won't cover anything, no reason why they should. If you want all risks insurance it's up to you to pay for it.
Sarcasm failure.
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Old 23.03.2017, 08:30
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

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As far as I can recall, travel insurance is unlikely to cover the loss of electronic equipment that has been stored in checked luggage. Remember reading about that in Norwegian papers. Future-X's company even issued a policy at some point forbidding employees to check-in their laptops.

I would assume that the US government will from now on provide blanket coverage to anyone who's iPad or computer magically "disappears" from their suitcase while en route to the US...
A simple way around this would be for the airlines to provide a secure drop for valuables at check-in. And then at the other end you retrieve your item from an airline agent with your ticket and passport.
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Old 25.03.2017, 12:03
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Sarcasm failure.
I would have expected a funnier reply from you........ perhaps not on reflection.
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A simple way around this would be for the airlines to provide a secure drop for valuables at check-in. And then at the other end you retrieve your item from an airline agent with your ticket and passport.
That would be a really simple solution.

Would the Al. luggage box be clearly marked "Steal me!", or would it say something misleading like "Rush to secure drop!"?
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That would be a really simple solution.

Would the Al. luggage box be clearly marked "Steal me!", or would it say something misleading like "Rush to secure drop!"?
Well Emirates are already doing it

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Emirates, one of those affected with flights coming in from Dubai, announced Thursday a service for laptop-using travelers who want to use their banned device to actually get some work done.

The new service lets passengers use their laptops and tablets until right before they board. That means time at the gate won't be wasted with your computer long gone in checked baggage. Then, when it's time to board, Emirates will collect the devices and pack them away in the cargo hold. Once in the U.S., the devices will be returned — all at no charge.
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

U.S. likely to expand airline laptop ban to Europe: government officials
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DHS officials plan to meet with airline industry officials on Thursday to discuss security issues, two people briefed on the matter said. Also on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will give a classified briefing to senators about domestic threats and airline issues are expected to be discussed, a congressional aide briefed on the matter said.

In March, the U.S. announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10 airports including in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey because of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic devices taken onto aircraft.

Britain quickly followed suit with restrictions on a slightly different set of routes. One European official acknowledged that the expanded ban could affect flights to the United States from Britain.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN1862QS
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Re: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

Bear in mind US agencies have already devices (usually USB) to infect laptops in few seconds with keyloggers and various remote management viruses. Probably Android/Apple devices already covered too. And they are known to intercept postal package deliveries and hack them as much as possible.

So if you are somebody even mildly important, ie banker/trader handling millions or some higher important manager in any relevant company, and do a travel to US, my advice is to not take laptop at all, or remove HDD from it and carry it with you.

Snowden clearly showed mindset of CIA, NSA and rest. Can't imagine they won't try to target you, just because they can, for some potential use in future.
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