If you haven’t heard yet, the TSA recently started cracking down on people bringing discharged electronics on board some international flights. For the safety of everyone, devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onto these flights, so you’ll have to make sure all of your mobile devices have a bit of juice left in them. However, it doesn’t end there.
The UK Department for Transport has announced that, just like the US, they will stop allowing uncharged devices onto aircraft.
In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.UK Department for Transport
Details are scarce, like which flights will be affected, but it looks like this new action will be a common thing. Whether it’s effective or even necessary is up for debate (and it looks like a lot of people think it’s ridiculous). Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the issue.