BA: Passengers with uncharged devices will miss flight

British Airways passengers who attempt to board a plane to the United States with an uncharged electronic device will not be allowed to fly, the airline has announced.

Some passengers with broken or uncharged devices face missing their flights.
Some passengers with broken or uncharged devices face missing their flights. Credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/DPA

The measure follows new rules enforced in the US which stated that mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other devices without power would not be allowed onto flights in hand luggage.

In response, new British government guidelines say devices that do not switch on would not be allowed on to aircraft bound for the States.

Meanwhile British Airways has taken the extra step of telling customers that customers who bring broken or uncharged devices will have to re-book.

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UK airport passengers advised to charge electronic devices

All air passengers flying into or out of UK airports have been advised to make sure electronic devices in their hand luggage are charged before they travel. The Department for Transport issued the updated guidance "in line with the US advice".