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IKnowNothing Mar 21st 2017 6:46 am

US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
Independent (that is anything but...)

And 7 other countries:

Arik Air from Lagos
Egyptair from Cairo
Emirates from Dubai and Athens
Ethiopian from Addis Ababa, Lome in Togo and Dublin
Etihad from Abu Dhabi
Kuwait Airways from Kuwait
Qatar Airways from Doha
Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca
Royal Jordanian from Amman
Saudia from Jeddah and Riyadh
South African Airways from Johannesburg and Dakar
Turkish Airlines from Istanbul.

So what are we going to do now on flights?

I'm thinking the bar sounds good.

DXBtoDOH Mar 21st 2017 6:58 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
Apparently US carriers are not affected :blink:

Oh, never mind, the silliness of me! Looking for logic from a US administration :o

Fly BA via London. Problem sorted.

Good thing I'm not going to the US any time soon.

I do remember flying to the US right after a minor terror incident (can't remember which one it was around 15 years ago) and all electronics were banned in the cabin and only carry-on were what you could carry with your hands. No bags. This was in the days when plenty of planes didn't have your own screens. All I had was a book. It was surprisingly peaceful and relaxing.



Originally Posted by IKnowNothing (Post 12209237)
Independent (that is anything but...)

And 7 other countries:

Arik Air from Lagos
Egyptair from Cairo
Emirates from Dubai and Athens
Ethiopian from Addis Ababa, Lome in Togo and Dublin
Etihad from Abu Dhabi
Kuwait Airways from Kuwait
Qatar Airways from Doha
Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca
Royal Jordanian from Amman
Saudia from Jeddah and Riyadh
South African Airways from Johannesburg and Dakar
Turkish Airlines from Istanbul.

So what are we going to do now on flights?

I'm thinking the bar sounds good.


IKnowNothing Mar 21st 2017 7:02 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH (Post 12209245)
Fly BA via London. Problem sorted.

I prefer Virgin, their premier economy is decent esp for the money and if you're paying for it yourself.

Maxima Mar 21st 2017 7:17 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
BA isn't that bad in economy as long as you avoid the older 747's...


Food can be surprisingly good departing LHR ...

Scamp Mar 21st 2017 8:17 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
I wonder why...:huh:

fezzer Mar 21st 2017 8:25 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH (Post 12209245)
Apparently US carriers are not affected :blink:

Reminds me of the Canada/UAE situation a few years ago where Canadian passport holders had to pay $1000 for a visa unless they used Etihad/Emirates.

Scamp Mar 21st 2017 8:26 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by fezzer (Post 12209299)
Reminds me of the Canada/UAE situation a few years ago where Canadian passport holders had to pay $1000 for a visa unless they used Etihad/Emirates.

Wasn't that because Canada wanted to stop dishing out visas and passports to all and sundry for a while and restricted some visas?

fezzer Mar 21st 2017 8:28 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
It was also soon after the Blackberry incident where Blackberry wouldn't give the UAE government access to their secure messaging service....

Brains1983 Mar 21st 2017 8:53 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12209301)
Wasn't that because Canada wanted to stop dishing out visas and passports to all and sundry for a while and restricted some visas?

Na, they rejected a request for additional landing slots for Etihad / Emirates in Canada, so this was the UAEs incredibly mature response.

Scamp Mar 21st 2017 10:30 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by Brains1983 (Post 12209318)
Na, they rejected a request for additional landing slots for Etihad / Emirates in Canada, so this was the UAEs incredibly mature response.

Oh. Even more juvenile.

I knew it was something daft but jeeze.

Brains1983 Mar 21st 2017 10:52 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12209372)
Oh. Even more juvenile.

I knew it was something daft but jeeze.

pretty sure that afterwards, the UAE denied landing rights to either a Canadian diplomatic or military flight aswell.

Dubaiexile Mar 21st 2017 11:30 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 
Gulf News Article

US ban on electronics affects flights from Dubai, Abu Dhabi | GulfNews.com

OriginalSunshine Mar 21st 2017 11:33 am

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH (Post 12209245)

I do remember flying to the US right after a minor terror incident (can't remember which one it was around 15 years ago) and all electronics were banned in the cabin and only carry-on were what you could carry with your hands. No bags. This was in the days when plenty of planes didn't have your own screens. All I had was a book. It was surprisingly peaceful and relaxing.

You mean 9-11?

Yes, we were coming back from Portugal a couple of days after the event.
We were not even allowed books. It was medicine for the plane, purse and passport. Even house keys had to go in the hold baggage. Books could be bought after security if you wanted.

Johnnyboy11 Mar 21st 2017 2:42 pm

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH (Post 12209245)
Fly BA via London. Problem sorted.

Best be quick, according to the Telegraph the UK is about to follow its US master.

flood2 Mar 21st 2017 4:47 pm

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE
 

Originally Posted by Johnnyboy11 (Post 12209551)
Best be quick, according to the Telegraph the UK is about to follow its US master.

I think it is a case of the security forces working together.

I would rather be safe and without a laptop for 7 hours than blown up


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