Uncharged Phones Not Allowed on Some US-bound Flights

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    Earlier this week, the TSA announced that certain airports in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will need to institute another layer of security checks. These security checks call for the powering on of phones and laptops and are required, if the agents asks. If the unit cannot power on, then it is not allowed on the plane. A lot of people are really upset about this new rule which is already in place in some airports, including London Heathrow. It translates to the loss of your cell phone if you are proceeding on to the secure zone and your cell phone battery is dead. Since the focus is mostly on iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones, that is not a very inexpensive proposition! Avoiding losing your electronics In reality, I think there will not be a lot of people that this will affect. While I have boarded a few airplanes with a dead cellphone, that has not happened of late for a few reasons: 1) I use mobile boarding passes for…

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