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Airline security is a controversial subject in the United States, and it will potentially become more so as the Department of Homeland Security looks at the real possibility of banning laptops from international flights, both coming in and going out.

Citing the need to combat "a real sophisticated threat," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Fox News that TSA is looking at a number of ways to make airlines more secure, including the laptop ban and tighter scrutiny of over-packed carry-on bags.

Unlike the roll out of the recent travel ban, which sent airlines into a frenzy as they tried to figure who was allowed to travel and who was not, the DHS has been in close contact with industry this time around, according to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. Munoz praised the administration for keeping them in the loop.

The laptop ban isn't a certainty, but it's being very seriously considered.

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