Parents complain about tablet ban as they worry about how to occupy children on flights

Giving a child a tablet is usually a sure-fire way to stop them from complaining or getting restless, but now parents will have to find other ways to occupy them on flights from those countries due to a new al-Qaeda terrorist threat.

More than two million passengers a year flying on airlines including British Airways, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Easyjet will be prevented from taking devices larger than a mobile phone into the cabin.