DC Trawler

DHS Banning Laptops On All Flights From Europe

Font Size:

Well, this shouldn’t make anybody nervous at all.

Clive Irving, Daily Beast:

The Department of Homeland Security plans to ban laptops in the cabins of all flights from Europe to the United States, European security officials told The Daily Beast…

Initially a ban on laptops and tablets was applied only to U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East. The ban was based on U.S. fears that terrorists have found a way to convert laptops into bombs capable of bringing down an airplane.

Some are worried that by doing this, all those lithium-ion batteries in one place will increase the risk of fire in the cargo hold of a plane. With no way to put it out.

So, if you’re taking a trans-Atlantic flight anytime soon, the only two things you need to worry about are getting blown up by an Islamic terrorist or being trapped on a burning plane thousands of miles from land.

Maybe just stay home? We’ve got Skype now. Just use that.