UK follows US in banning uncharged devices from flights — and BA has even tougher rules

by tech on July 9, 2014

It’s not just the U.S. that wants air passengers to prove their electronic devices aren’t bombs by turning them on – the same now goes in the U.K., according to an update from aviation authorities on Tuesday. The authorities refused to say which routes were affected, so all passengers flying into and out of the U.K. will have to charge their devices before travelling, on pain of having those phones, tablets and laptops confiscated. Meanwhile British Airways has announced even more restrictive measures – passengers with devices they can’t turn on will lose their seat on the flight, whether or not they offer to abandon their broken or uncharged devices.

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