3 More Airlines Exempt From Electronics Ban
Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full advertising policy: How we make money.
Good news for folks traveling between the US and the Middle East!
The ban restricting travelers from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone no longer applies to 3 major airlines! You can now bring laptops, e-readers, and more on Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines.
I’ll give you the details, and remind you about the US electronics ban.
Electronics Ban Lifted for Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines
There have been a handful of positive updates on the electronics ban over the holiday weekend.
I told you when the Department of Homeland Security restricted folks from bringing certain personal electronic devices into the airplane for flights from the Middle East and North Africa.
The ban includes:
- E-Readers (like Kindles)
- Portable DVD players
- Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
- Travel printers or scanners
But the ban was recently lifted from both Etihad and Turkish Airlines. And as of today, the ban no longer applies to Emirates!
That’s great news, because many folks use miles & points to fly on these airlines.
That said, other airlines are still affected by the ban, including:
- Kuwait Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian
- Royal Air Maroc
So if you’re flying those airlines, it will still be inconvenient if you like to get work done, read e-books, or watch movies on your personal devices in-flight. Because you can only carry on cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment.Note: Because the electronics ban continues to evolve, make sure to check your upcoming flights ahead of time. You may be able to bring your electronic devices on the plane with you, and not even know it!
The electronics ban no longer applies to Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines flights to the US. So you can (once again!) enjoy your personal devices in-flight.
This is good news, because taking long flights without a laptop or tablet can be inconvenient. I’ll let you know if this rule continues to change!
Chase Sapphire Preferred® CardAPPLY NOW
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
Enjoy new benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3X points on dining and 2X points on all other travel purchases, plus more.
Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash’s subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)