If implemented, the ban would likely create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said this week that such an expansion would cost passengers $1.1 billion a year due to longer travel times and lost productivity.
The ban would affect trans-Atlantic routes that carry as many as 65 million people a year on over 400 daily flights, including business travelers who use laptops to work in-flight.
Russian Federation has not adopted a European laptop flight ban, despite evidently having being briefed by the USA pres.
While the current US ban affects 350 flights per week, the expansion of the ban to Europe as a whole would affect more than 2,500, estimates IATA.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security met last week with high-ranking executives of the three leading U.S. airlines American, Delta and United and the industry's leading U.S. trade group to discuss expanding the laptop policy to flights arriving from Europe. De Juniac also said that storing electronics in a plane's cargo area could increase the risk of lithium-ion batteries catching fire, as reported by Reuters.
The Trump administration's measure barring airline passengers from bringing larger electronic devices into flight cabins could cost passengers an extra $1.1 billion or more if applied to flights coming to the USA from Europe, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.
The Airports Council International (ACI) trade association released a statement claiming that the new European ban will likely affect 3,684 flights each week arriving in the United States of America from 59 airports on the continent.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is "well aware" of views from airlines, airports, other nations and other stakeholders, Lapan said. An official who followed the talks said the ban was "off the table" for now.
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The ban applies to laptops, tablets, e-book readers and cameras.
The association says travelers should also consider buying supplemental insurance for their electronic devices, since some plans exclude personal electronics in checked baggage from coverage. According to some experts, a bomb in the cabin would be easier to make compared in the cargo.
"In addition to the extended boarding processing times involved by the extra screening, this would generate inefficiencies in infrastructure capacity utilization, with potentially spill-over effects on other flights", the ACI stated.
For airlines, the ban could be financially devastating. Tablets and laptops must be stowed in checked baggage.
DHS officials have previously said no decisions about the ban have been made and conversations with US airlines remain ongoing.
However, EU officials were alarmed over reports that the United States was planning to extend the ban to all flights from Europe and called an urgent meeting with U.S. officials May 17.
The airline industry opposes the proposal.
"We support [the Transportation Security Administration's] efforts in securing our airways and believe they should take all necessary steps to do so", McCormick said.
The U.S. administration official said intelligence "continues to point to terrorist groups targeting commercial aviation and they are gradually pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks including smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items".
Traveling has never been a simple venture for anyone to undertake, but the recent travel ban instituted on large electronics in airline cabins hasn't helped the situation.