You may be forced to check your carry on bag soon. Here’s why.

UK intelligence is reporting that al-Queda is planning 5 high-profile attacks on commercial aircraft prior to Christmas, sending security officials on both sides of the pond into a tizzy. Carry on bags could be a thing of the past, soon.

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While officials on both sides won’t confirm more about the details behind the attacks and what they know, they are possibly considering implementing a ban on all carry-on items for this month. In addition, both governments are considering banning electronics from the cabin, forcing them to be checked below where there is a much more rigorous screening process. That’s right – you won’t be able to use your iPad to watch your latest re-run, or use your cell-phone to connect to WiFi at 30,000 feet. The airlines are pushing back, but security comes first.

No new restrictions have been announced, though it is speculated that the attacks would occur on European bound flights and not on US bound flights.

You can read more about the possible ban here.

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  1. says

    Well, it seems all went smooth during the holidays. So far I haven’t seen any bag yet of electronics in carry-on luggage. I personally hope it won’t come that far.

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