United States to ban some airline passengers from carrying electronics

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About a dozen carriers will be affected but these do not include American airlines, the official added.

Another US administration official says this covers devices larger than a cellphone.

Royal Jordanian posted on Twitter on Monday that "following instructions from the concerned USA departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device on board the flight cabins is strictly prohibited".

Royal Jordanian airlines told passengers today on Twitter that it will begin prohibiting electronic devices in the passenger cabin, with the exception of medical devices and mobile phones, on all flights to and from the United States.

The tweet was later deleted.

The carrier said that laptops, tablets, DVD players and electronic games must be stored in checked baggage for its flights.

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It's not known if Homeland Security is responding to a specific threat, or if the measures are as part of a wider effort to bolster aviation security.

Additionally, the Transportation Safety Administration would not clarify what the fuck is going on, telling Gizmodo and several other outlets that it has "no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate".

The restrictions would apply to flights coming from some North African and Middle Eastern countries, according to CNN.

Royal Jordanian made no further comment on the tweet and placed nothing about the new rules on its website.

Since Royal Jordanian did not make clear that this appears to be a new federal rule, people are also posting their confusion about why this is happening. This ban, like the earlier one, has been halted by a court.

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