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Emirates, Turkish Airlines say US laptop ban lifted

Al Jazeera

The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on US-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said. Wednesday's announcements come three days after restrictions were lifted on Etihad Airways' hub Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE. In March, the United States imposed the ban on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries - Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey - to address fears that bombs could be concealed in electronic devices taken aboard aircraft. The UK quickly followed suit with a similar set of restrictions. The ban was lifted "effective immediately" on Dubai International, the world's busiest airport for international travel, after new security measures announced by the US last week were implemented, an Emirates spokeswoman said in a statement.


You can watch Netflix again on flights to the U.S. from Dubai and Istanbul

Mashable

Passengers aboard an Emirates or Turkish Airlines flight to the United States from Dubai or Istanbul will no longer be at the mercy of in-flight movie selections (though Emirates has some pretty solid ones. So does Turkish Airlines, really). Laptops and other devices such as Kindles and iPads are once again allowed onboard after the airlines incorporated a new set of pre-flight security measures, Emirates and Turkish Airlines announced on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here's how to get your laptop to your destination Turkish Airlines even made a little promotional video for the occasion. Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your own electronic devices.


Airlines In Turkey And Dubai Cleared From Laptop Ban

NPR Technology

The airline announced it is now exempt from the laptop ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in March. The airline announced it is now exempt from the laptop ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in March. Two airlines in the Middle East say they have been exempted from a two-month-old ban on carrying large electronic devices aboard direct flights to the United States. Emirates, the Middle East's largest long-haul airline, said in a statement Wednesday that the ban was lifted, "effective immediately," on Emirates' flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S. Also on Wednesday, Turkish Airlines announced the ban was no longer in place for its travelers departing the Istanbul Ataturk Airport for American destinations. U.S.-bound flights out on Etihad Airlines of Abu Dhabi International Airport were cleared Sunday.


Qatar Airways joins Gulf carriers off US laptop ban list

Associated Press

Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in getting off a U.S. ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country's diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in getting off a U.S. ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country's diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. FILE -- In this March 22, 2017 file photo, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday in getting off a U.S. ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country's diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations.


US ends laptop ban on Middle East carriers

Al Jazeera

The United States has ended a ban on passengers carrying laptops on board US-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration. Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, which was launched four months ago, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed in a tweet late on Wednesday. Middle East carriers have blamed Trump's travel restrictions, which include banning citizens of some Muslim majority countries from visiting the US, for a downturn in demand on US routes. In March, the US banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken on board aircraft. The ban has been lifted on the nine airlines affected - Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways, EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc - which are the only carriers to fly direct to the US from the region.