61949319 story TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes 702 702 Posted by samzenpus on Monday July 07, 2014 @08:04AM from the keeping-something-safe dept. Trachman writes The US Transport Security Administration revealed on Sunday that enhanced security procedures on flights coming to the US now include not allowing uncharged cell phones and other devices onto planes. “During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening,” TSA said in a statement.