Royal Jordanian warns about electronics prohibition on United States flights

Mar 21, 2017, 00:26

The official told CNN that there is a security concern regarding passengers boarding non-stop flights to the US from some specific countries.

Royal Jordanian says in a tweet that following "instructions from the concerned United States departments", passengers on Royal Jordanian's flights to and from the U.S. are prohibited from "carrying any electronic device on board the flight cabins" effective 21 March.

Passengers flying to the U.S. from around a dozen countries will be banned from carrying electronic devices due to a terror threat, authorities say.

Royal Jordanian Airlines announced it would "strictly prohibit" electronic devices on its USA -bound flights following a directive from the United States.

US government officials have temporarily banned most electronics on certain flights into and out of the country, according to Jordan's national air carrier.

The US Federal Aviation Administration declines to comment on Royal Jordanian's statement, referring queries to the US Department of Homeland Security.

All other devices, such as laptops, DVD players and game consoles have to be stored along with checked baggage.

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Reuters reported on Monday evening that the usa planned to stop passengers from roughly a dozen countries from carrying such devices on us -bound flights.

Meanwhile people are responding to the Royal Jordanian post and seem super frustrated with the sudden rule change.

An agent in the NY office had no knowledge of new carry-on restrictions affecting electronics, when reached by FlightGlobal.

Additionally, the Transportation Safety Administration would not clarify what the fuck is going on, telling Gizmodo and several other outlets that it has "no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate".

Royal Jordanian, the flag carrier for Jordan, flies to New York, Chicago and Detroit.

But it's not known which countries or airlines the directive will apply to, or how the ban will be enforced.