Tag: electronics ban

Middle East Airlines To Spread Wings Again As Laptop Ban Ends

Reading Time: 4 minutes Middle East carriers displayed an eight-year low drop in demand over the course of May, partially because of the ban on carry-on electronic items on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the region, according to the latest global passenger traffic figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to the […]

Emirates And Etihad To End A Laptop Ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad Airway say they will work with US authorities on implementing new security instructions that could lead to an end of the current laptop ban. As part of the new measures, the US government will impose broad new demands for increased airport security on flights to America from other countries in […]

US Could Expand Laptop Ban To Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute Speculation is raging around whether the US is set to unveil an expansion of the controversial laptop ban announced in March and whether it could cover Europe. Reuters has reported that the move is likely but that the possibility of lithium batteries exploding while stored in luggage is keeping the administration from making the announcement […]

Emirates Introduces Tablet Loan Service to US-Bound Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight. The new service is in response to the US Transportation Security […]

Gulf Airlines Swift to Prove Workaround for Electronic Device Ban

Reading Time: 1 minute Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is to provide business-class and first-class passengers with iPads. At the same time, Doha-based Qatar airways has decided to offer the use of laptops for business-class passengers. Meanwhile, Dubai-based Emirates is to provide all passengers with a specialist handling service whereby passengers can keep their large electronic devices […]

Urgent Call for Alternatives to Large Electronic Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. The Case for Alternative Measures “The current measures are not an acceptable […]