British Airways has been advised by the US Transportation Security Administration of additional security regulations for travelers on their inbound flight to the United States.
All British Airways flights continue to operate as normal but travelers may be subject to additional searches and questions. British Airways are asking travelers to arrive in good time (3 to 4 hours prior to the departure time) for the various stages of their journey, including check-in, main security search areas and at the boarding gate.
The main change is that customers with any electronic or battery powered devices (mobile telephones, tablets, e-books, laptops, etc.) may be required to turn on their device in front of security teams and/or demonstrate the item’s functionality.
If, when asked to do so, customers are not able to demonstrate that their device has power, they will not be allowed to take their device with them on their planned service. Please note, it will not be possible for customers to place the item in their hand or hold luggage - they will have to leave the item behind or rebook an alternative flight.
Customers will still be able to use their electronic devices on board subject to the normal operating rules. Please click here for the British Airways guide on how you can use electronic items on board.
Therefore the travelers are asked to ensure that items they bring with them are fully powered before they arrive at the airport. Please keep in mind that in case of a connection flight, there will be very limited charging points at airports. Also, do not bring broken electronic items with you.