US device ban impacts nine airlines

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 21, 2017 14:58

US device ban impacts nine airlines

The US Transportation Security Administration has imposed a ban on passengers carrying electronic devices in aircraft cabins flying from eight countries. The 10 international airports covered by the ban are in Cairo, Egypt; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The nine airlines directly affected are: Egyptair, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

Passengers travelling from these locations direct to the USA will have to check in any devices larger than a smartphone, including iPads, Kindles, laptops as well as cameras and other electronic devices. Flight and cabin crews are not covered by these new restrictions, however.

US media outlets are reporting that airlines that fail to comply with the order will risk losing their FAA certificate. There is a confusion around whether this ban is related to a specific security threat or part of wider security measures.

The move has brought up concerns over checking in lithium batteries, which when transported in bulk could pose a fire risk although officials says electronics checked into passenger luggage pose far less of a threat than actual cargo.

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Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 21, 2017 14:58