The United States authorities are considering a ban on all electronic equipment larger than a smartphone in cabins aboard flights bound for the United States. This includes all equipment running on batteries, such as laptops, tablets, cameras and e-readers. If the ban is imposed, this kind of equipment may only be transported as hold baggage. However, it is as yet unclear if and when the ban will take effect.
KLM is keeping a close eye on developments and is preparing to take measures should the ban be announced. KLM will inform passengers if any changes affecting the check-in procedure for flights to the United States will occur.
12 May 2017