DHS ‘likely’ to expand laptop ban on flights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering expanding existing bans on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights, a situation that could pose a nightmare for many business travelers.

DHS spokesman David Lapan said via email early Thursday that “no decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however it is under consideration.”

He added that there was no announcement of any expansion on Thursday, contrary to some reports, saying, “When there are changes, we’ll announce that. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe,” Lapan added.

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