Holidaymakers could be forced to ditch electronic devices or pay to have them posted on separately under anti-terror measures at airports. Passengers travelling on selected
The guidelines initially applied to only US flights from
The move comes amid heightened anxiety over a possible terror plot to blow up jets, with
It emerged at the weekend that the checks would affect electronic equipment in passengers' hand luggage to prevent would-be bombers carrying dummy devices on to planes that were actually loaded with explosives.
However, airlines have conflicting policies over confiscated electronic devices. While
A spokeswoman for budget carrier Jet2, which flies from
However, Scots holidaymakers flying with
In a statement,
A spokeswoman for AAG confirmed passengers choosing to mail a device separately would be "directed to the nearest shipping location to mail it themselves".
A spokeswoman for
She said: "If you are unable to demonstrate that your phone or other electronic device can be switched on, you risk having to leave the device at the airport, which may also result in you missing your flight.
"Many airports now have charging facilities at the airport but demand for these will be intense, particularly at this time of the year.
"Customers are also advised to switch on their electronic devices before they reach the security check areas, to cut down on potential delays."
A DfT statement said: "For obvious reason we will not be commenting in detail on the routes affected. We will work with the aviation industry to minimise disruption as far as possible."
Holidaymakers could be forced to ditch electronic devices or pay to have them posted on separately under anti-terror measures at airports.
Passengers travelling on selected