US may extend laptop ban to Europe

US authorities announced last week that they are considering extending the laptop ban in cabin baggage to flights originating in Europe.
The EU has responded by saying that this would lead to chaos and confusion across Europe, and has asked the US to be more open about information leading to its security concerns.

Meanwhile, aviation experts are concerned about the dangers of storing a large number of lithium batteries in the cargo hold. Lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods and should be carried in the passenger cabin.

US and EU officials will be meeting on Wednesday to discuss the proposed ban extension, but many believe that the decision to extend the ban has already been made, and are just waiting on the announcement