Laptop ban is now lifted on Emirates flights in USA.The Emirates airline just came out with a report that, the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.Remember back in March, the US banned cabin laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, with the fear that bombs may be concealed in them.
Emirates spokesperson said that, “Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the US. Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights.
We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place”
According to BBC, “An Emirates spokeswoman said it had worked with US authorities to meet the requirements of the new security guidelines for all US bound flights.Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, flies to 12 US cities.It comes after the US lifted the laptop ban on Sunday for Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to the US.
The boss of Turkish Airlines has said he expects the ban to be lifted for his airline soon as well.Under the US rules, devices “larger than a smartphone” were not allowed in the cabins of flights from Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The US Homeland Security department unveiled further measures last week to enhance security on flights entering the country.The new measures require enhanced screening, more thorough vetting of passengers and the wider use of bomb-sniffer dogs in 105 countries. ”
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Emirates is the world’s fourth largest airline by scheduled revenue passenger-kilometers flown, the fourth-largest in terms of international passengers carried, and the second-largest in terms of freight tonne kilometers flown. Emirates had the longest non-stop commercial flight from Dubai to Auckland until it was surpassed by Qatar Airways flying from Doha to Auckland.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 140 cities in 81 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.