US exempts Emirates and Turkish Airlines from laptop ban

  •   Ricky
  •   July 31, 2017
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US exempts Emirates and Turkish Airlines from laptop ban

As of today, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have to abide by the "laptop ban" that prevented passengers from carrying on devices larger than smartphones on flights from Middle East airports to the US. The ban, which was originally enacted in March, still applies to six other airlines. 

Days ago, the US government made the ban on passengers flying Etihad Airways out of Abu Dhabi airport after verifying that it implemented "enhanced security measures." Presumably, Emirates and Turkish Airlines are now following these elevated screening protocols. But the ban is still in place for US-bound flights from Qatar Airways, Egypt Air and four other carriers operating out of seven other airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Saudi Arabia's airline, Saudia, claimed it has been working to implement the protocols and aims to be exempted by July 19th, accordinto CNN. 

As of today, Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines no longer have to