The UK government keeps aviation security under constant review in conjunction with international partners and the aviation industry.
On 2 July we announced we were stepping up some of our aviation security measures. In line with the US advice, passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be required to show that electronic devices in their hand luggage are powered up or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft. Passengers flying into or out of the UK are therefore advised to make sure electronic devices being carried in their hand luggage are charged before they travel.
Firstly, with this new security check in place, does anyone know how it works if you're carrying a portable hard drive, mac mini or other electronic device that doesn't have a battery and can't be charged or powered up without the cable?
Secondly, any idea how the aforementioned items would fare in checked luggage?