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URGENT: Holiday ban on carry-ons?

Authorities are talking about heightened terrorism threats on Europe-bound flights from the US. Personal electronics, too. While no decision has been made yet, you might want to plan for the worst.

There’s some buzz in the travelsphere that the US and UK are giving serious thought to banning carry-on luggage on airline flights originating in the United States bound for Europe. Also under consideration, banning all personal electronics inside the passenger cabin.

British media are reporting that al Qaeda may be targeting high-profile bomb attacks on as many as five different airlines some time before Christmas, a threat that’s being taken seriously.

As yet, no decision has been made on whether to bar carry-ons and electronics during the holidays, but an emergency order could come at any time.

Or not at all.

Still, if you’re planning a European holiday flight, you might want to keep this in the back of your mind…and especially as you pack.

Meanwhile, IBIT will report on any further developments.

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