Update: The UK will also ban electronics in the cabin from certain destinations.
Heads up! If you’re flying to the US from certain cities in the Middle East and North Africa, be prepared to check all large electronics, including laptops, tablets, cameras, and Kindles.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the new policy must be implemented in the next 96 hours, and affects 9 airlines operating to the US from 10 international airports. And the ban is indefinite.
This will be very inconvenient for folks who like to get work done, read e-books, or watch movies on their devices in-flight. Only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.
I’ll give you the details and suggest other options if this will affect you.