Msg#: 4685610 posted 11:24 am on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)
This is an interesting one. I've started a journey with a fully charged device, however, i've also been travelling and the battery on my device has become exhausted. My charger was in the checked luggage so I was unable to recharge the device. That being the case, under the new regulations, I expect my discharged device to be confiscated.
Now i'm going to have to carry chargers, international power adaptors and charge leads in my hand luggage.
A number of airports, including Heathrow, have been ordered to intensify screening of electronic devices.
Msg#: 4685610 posted 8:02 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)
Read some security blogs - there are lots of ways around airport security. Its mostly security theatre - ever wonder why procedures vary so much from country to country that much of what is checked at one end of a long haul flight is not at the other? All a terrorist needs do is board at the other end!
Surely, any object we take on board could be a threat,
The phone would have components or resemble components you might want to use in a bomb and the larger components like the battery or screen could be modified with an explosive. Plus nearly everyone has one so it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to have this device and checking each one is very cumbersome.