Is the #ElectronicsBan going to expand to US soil?

I am kind of getting tired with the thought process here but here we go again.

Earlier in March, the US Administration applied a ban on all electronics except phones in the flight cabin for flights from various Middle Eastern and African airports. The British followed up with a ban of their own, which was varied as compared to the American version. All of this of course did not discourage us from booking family on Etihad Airways which has a better service anyday than the other options which were United or even British Airways for example.

Having said that, there were various intense discussions till last week that a similar ban would be imposed across the pond as well, based on intelligence reports, and Delta went so far as to even put our signage stating the ban was going to be implemented as of May 12, 2017.

Then, it turned out the ban on European flights was cancelled. Or maybe just postponed for the moment. We don’t know.

Now, CNN is breaking news that there is a thought process in the US Administration that may have them even get all the flights departing from American soil have the ban applicable.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas.

The congressional aide said Congress is now starting to consider the possibility of the electronics ban being expanded to US soil.

All I gather from this is that the threat is real, and the story is developing. It hasn’t stopped at America postponing or cancelling the ban on Europe-originating flights, but perhaps they should come with one coherent decision on this sometime soon.

What do you think about the latest American thought process and how does it work out for your situation?

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