On flights to the United States will not be allowed to carry discharged phones


    Travelers flying to the United States will now need to make sure that their phones and other electronic devices are charged before departure, reports The Verge. The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration has announced new rules that passengers with discharged devices will not be allowed on flights to the United States.

    According to NBC News, new security measures have been taken to prevent the terrorist attack planned by al-Qaeda. Officials are reportedly worried that a laptop, smartphone or tablet could be used as a bomb to bomb an airliner.

    As a result, in addition to all other checks, passengers will have to prove that their devices can be turned on before flying. The new rules will apply to certain unnamed airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

    Shoes will also be subject to a more thorough inspection. It is assumed that the new measures will be more effective than the current program called Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT), the effectiveness of which the US Accounting Chamber after its audit called almost equal by chance.

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