Based upon a communique sent earlier today by Royal Jordanian Airlines, the internet has gone crazy with talk of a plan to restrict electronics in cabins on U.S. bound flights. Now Reuters is reporting there is truth to this rumor.
According to Reuters, U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying on larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, a U.S. government official confirmed.
The official said no American carriers are impacted by the ban, which would involve devices larger than a cell phone. The new rule is expected to be announced on Tuesday by the Homeland Security Department and cover about a dozen foreign carriers.
Stay tuned here for more breaking news on which carriers and which passengers or destinations will be affected.