>> Just in time for the peak summer travel season, air travelers could face an expanded laptop ban that is sure to make security lines even longer. The Trump administration is moving closer to an all out ban on bringing laptops on board, and carry-on luggage to all flights coming in and out of the United States.
Current restrictions on large electronic devices have been focused only on flights from 10 airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Turkey. Here's Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, recently explaining why.>> There's several very sophisticated threats. They're real, they're scary.>> And that's why the laptop ban expansion is not the only new security measure being considered.
The Transportation Security Administration already testing more intense screening of carry-on bags. At some airports, TSA is requiring passengers to remove additional items from their bags so screeners can have a better look at what's inside.>> TSA agents have complained about travelers cramming too much into carry-ons in order to avoid checked baggage fees making it harder to check for bad items.
Not dates yet on when the total laptop bans or the stepped up screening will go into effect, but airlines said they will cope with the changes. Passengers however, are going to need to prepare to take a long more patience before heading out for their next flight.