Team shortlist05 Jul 2017 AT 11:02 AM

"Laptop ban" lifted on all Emirates flights to the US

Travellers rejoice!
Team shortlist05 Jul 2017 AT 11:02 AM
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Travel, Electronic travel ban, US, Emirates
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The US electronic travel ban has officially been lifted on all Emirates Flights to the US.

Emirates Airline announced the news just moments ago by releasing a statement, saying: “Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S.A.

“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,” it added.

The news comes just days after the US Department of Security lifted the travel electronic ban, which required all passengers to check-in their electronics that were bigger than on smartphone, on all Etihad flights to the US.

The news, we’re sure, has been met with celebration from both passengers and the members of the award-winning airline that has gone above and beyond to help contract the effects of the ban that was passed in March.

Among the many initiatives introduced included the offering of loaner laptops to all passengers flying First and Business Class as well as introducing special laptop boxes, which allowed passengers to use their laptops up until boarding time. 

Emirates even reduced its flight frequency to several US states in an attempt to counteract the drop in travellers flying to the US with the airline.

Now that the ban has been lifted, hopefully the airline will go back to operating 126 weekly flights to the US as opposed to 101. 

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