New airline security measures taking place

At least one airline has orders from the U.S. government to ban all electronic devices except cellphones in the cabin.
1:39 | 03/20/17

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owner, Robert Kraft returning from mar-a-lago with him there on air force one. Back to breaking news about air line security. There are orders to ban all electronics except cell phones. Is a terror threat prompting the move? ABC's David Kerley on what we're learning tonight. Reporter: This, a hole blown through a jetliner by a laptop, is the worry for U.S. Security officials tonight. The U.S. Reportedly ready to ban electronic devices from the cabins of jetliners arriving from certain airports. The news, revealed in a tweet by royal Jordanian airlines, apologizing to its customers, saying electronic devices will be strictly prohibited. That, according to the airline, covers laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players, and electronic games, not phones or medical devices. One source tells "ABC news" the ban will apply to nearly a dozen countries and airports in the Middle Eastern region. What's likely happened is that the U.S. Government developed some intelligence that a group or an individual has developed some type of device that they can onto an airplane using a laptop or some other electronic appliance. Reporter: A little more than a year ago, it was a laptop with explosives that detonated sho shortly after takeoff, blowing a hole in the jetliner, immediately depressurizing the cabin. David, do we know what prompted this new procedure? Is there some terror threat out there? Reporter: There has been a threat they were concerned about for years, and there is new intelligence, according to sources that terrorists -- potential terrorists may have perfected the technology of putting explosives in these devices, top. David Kerley, thanks so much.

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