On July 6th handheld devices with flat batteries were added to the list of items banned from hand luggage for flights to America. Intelligence officials are said to believe that al-Qaeda’s forces in Yemen are working with jihadists in Syria to bring down a plane, possibly using a bomb disguised as a laptop or mobile phone. Such items contain many electronic parts; showing that they work normally is the only way to still fears that they are something more sinister in disguise. Travellers should recharge before setting out—or even, for fear of delays, carry all chargers in their hand baggage.
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