A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP
A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP

US tightens airline security but stops short of banning computer laptops in planes

A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP
A traveller walking past a newly-opened TSA Pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. Photo: AFP
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