The ban on laptops and other devices on flights from Europe to the US might be expanding to other areas, says a US official claims.
Since March, the US authorities banned passengers flying directly to the US from 10 airports in 8 countries from bringing any electronic devices on board larger than a cellphone - this includes laptops, tablets, etc.
This ban may be extended to other countries, especially in Europe, and will continue to expand to different areas in the world.
This ban will undoubtedly cause some chaos and disruption from passengers on flight, some on business trips, but the US authorities say they need to keep up with the changing nature of terrorist threats.
Although the ban only applies to cabbin luggage, it is said that they may ban electronic devices on checked in luggage as well - due to the possibility of devices and batteries causing fires.
It will be interesting to see how the US authorities will be able to implement this ban - and how passengers will respond.