Laptop Ban Termination Is ‘Welcome News’ For U.S. Travel

by Daniel McCarthy
Laptop Ban Termination Is ‘Welcome News’ For U.S. Travel


After months of speculation and rumors, the U.S. lifted its ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than a smartphone onboard some airplanes this week and the travel community has reacted with relief.

In a statement Thursday, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow called the lifting of the Department of Homeland Security’s ban on large electronic devices “welcome news, from both a security and economic standpoint.”

"Confronting the challenges posed by the global security landscape appears to be a reality that is here to stay, but there are signs that disruptions to legitimate business and leisure travel are becoming shorter-lived,” Dow added.

Dow went on to congratulate the airports and airlines who changed their protocols to comply with enhanced security standards.

“We are glad that all passengers on these flights will be able to travel as safely and conveniently as possible.”

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