It's now tougher to travel to the Middle East.
Recently, the government announced a limited ban on laptops and other large electronics in airplane carry-on bags. The new rule applies only to flights out of eight countries and was reportedly issued in response to intelligence about a threat to smuggle explosives disguised inside laptops.
For business travelers, this promises to be an enormous inconvenience. Long haul flights are the new office. Having to spend ten-plus hours in the air without access to a laptop, iPad or Kindle won't just be boring… it will mean days of lost work for lawyers, executives, consultants and other knowledge workers.
Yet they're not the only ones who should pay attention to this ban. Whether flying for business or not, this should be on every traveler's radar. Here are ten reasons why: