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International air transport association tries to stop laptop ban

Following new waves of terrorism in the UK, the international air transport association (IATA) seeks to find laptop ban alternatives .

The IATA is looking for options other than a ban on laptops and tablets on flights from the U.S to the U.K.

The measure follows the most recent violence in London Bridge and Borough Market.

While the country tries to come to terms with these events, business may not go on as usual.

Travelling is the norm for many types of jobs. Bans on devices during flights could harm a firm’s chance of getting billable hours across time zones.

Earlier this year Trump called for such a veto on specific flights from the Middle East, to the U.S.

However, at its annual meeting from June 4-6, IATA will talk about similar actions for flights from the U.S to the U.K.

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International air transport association looks for solutions

Yet, the IATA wants to find other solutions instead of banning smart devices on flights.

Finding such an idea is vital to making sure that organisations don’t suffer from lack of access to electronics.

Possible alternatives include sniffer dogs, bomb detection technology, and more training.

While not allowing access to smart phones and tablets would be a hassle for many, it would also be costly.

The IATA  claims that loss of earnings could reach up to $1.4bn (£1bn).

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This estimate is based on clients looking for other routes where the ban is not placed.

Furthermore, they could opt not to travel at all. Meetings could potentially take place via Skype, or similar options.

Today, the importance of tech is such that we depend on our laptops and tablets more than ever before.

However, we may have to leave them in the face of tighter security.

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