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New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

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New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

Just announced on sky news potential changes to airport security...apparently any electrical equipment will have to be fully charged!..no charge then it won't be allowed....also bigger emphasis on passengers footwear ..would hate to have to bin a £500 phone because of a flat battery..looks like I will need to dig out the old SKOOL Nokia...

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1. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

Really? The phone had to be fully charged? Why? I go in 10 weeks and can say my phone probs won't be fully charged

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2. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

I haven't read the article......but it's been my understanding that you may be asked to turn the equipment on. So not fully charged....but at least able to turn on.

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I have a iPhone which the battery is absolutely rubbish.. We fly from Glasgow to Philadelphia then onto Vegas so doubt my phone will last that long lol

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4. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

…sky.com/story/1296197/us-restricts-electron…

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5. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

A device must have some power and be able to be switched on. Nothing regarding "fully charged".

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sounds ludicrous.

You would have to charge your phone up fully then not use it until youve passed security.

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telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10945815/A…

Just looking for the official stuff now and will post once found

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It's is a bit of a mare....my Samsung note is all over the place it's says 75% and next minute it's dead!...as much as it gets on me nerves it's still a few hundred quids worth!!!...hey ho if it's got to be done so be it..happy to tow the line for safety .

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9. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

I think folks are confused. The article says you need to demonstrate that it works (may be asked to tuen it on) as you go through securtiy BEFORE you board the plane. Nobody will care if the battery dies during the flight. At least that's how I read it.

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10. Re: New security measure for transatlantic travellers!

https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions…

Last updated 5 July 2014

Each airport may have slightly different operations but it does appear on the face of it that nothing else has changed, just make sure you allow plenty of time to get through security in case of any queues