What is the laptop and tablet ban on flights?
Before we dive into the list of alternatives to tablet entertainment on a flight here is why you need to consider alternatives. Recently both the UK and US security services have instigated a ban on laptops and other devices being in the passenger cabin on direct flights from the following countries.
- Saudi Arabia
The tablet ban is in response to intelligence received and gathered by the secruity services indicating an immediate and highly probable threat due to a perceived risk in these locations and the airports operating in them. More specifically the ability to get something passed security and carried onto an airplane whereas the risk through checked baggage must be presumed to be lower otherwise they would implement a total ban. For more details see this article from the BBC.
If you are travelling to or via one of these places you may want to think about your luggage and the ability to store a device safely in the hold or alternatively leaving it behind and getting some digital down time. If you do take a device make sure it is packed in a padded bag and we would recommend using a toughened case like these from Gumdrop.