Update: ANOTHER 3 Airlines Exempt From Electronics Ban!
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Last week I let you know that Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines were now exempt from the electronics ban between the US and the Middle East and North Africa.
Now, via Live From a Lounge, 3 more airlines have been cleared! You can now bring laptops, tablets, and more onto Kuwait Airlines, Royal Jordanian, and Qatar Airways flights!
Here’s what we know.
Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Qatar Airways Released From Electronics Ban
I let you know when the Department of Homeland Security restricted folks from bringing certain personal electronic devices into the airplane for flights to the US 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 airlines are slowly being released from the ban! Last week, the ban was lifted from Etihad, Turkish Airlines, and Emirates. And now we can add Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Qatar Airways to that list!
The airlines still affected by this ban are:
- Royal Air Maroc
The electronics ban now affects many fewer folks than before! In the past week, the ban has been lifted from Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian, and Qatar Airways. So you’re free to use your laptop, tablet, or e-reader in-flight!
I’ll keep you updated if other airlines become exempt from the ban!
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