Jul 09 AT 3:12 PM Dima Aryeh 3 Comments

UK government also requires turning on devices to bring them on planes

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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.

Via: Android Central

Source: UK Department for Transport

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • anon

    I just left Manchester to USA and no battery checks at all. Some routes…

    They were very sensitive to liquids.

  • steve

    Wow how stupid. I hope nobody forgets their charger. All the while, the US supports Al Quida in syria by giving them billions in weapons but we cant carry cell phones. The war on terror is the biggest lie ever

  • Alan Peery

    With this new requirement, airports *must* make power available for last minute charging.

    They *should* have done a better job of doing it for customer convenience before now, but this should bring things up to a reasonable leve.