Flying high

There was a bit of concern recently over the fact that the Nintendo Switch was included in a UK and US travel ban on flights originating from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia.

The ban states that smartphones must be smaller than 16cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm to be taken aboard by hand, while all laptops and tablets must be stowed in the hold.

However, The Department for Transport has now revealed that the Switch is not included in this ban. While it exceeds the measurements when the Joy-Con controllers are attached, the base unit falls within the suggested measurements, which presumably explains why it is exempt.

Sadly, this only applies to UK-bound flights - the Switch will not be allowed on planes headed to the US from the listed countries.

The ban comes into force on Saturday.