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Old 06-30-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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What do you think? There is no details about how Airlines gonna do it. I guess the 3 big middle eastern airlines will implement them very soon to reverse the laptop band.

I also heard that they may expand it to domestic flights too.

New Airport Security Rules for International Flights Aim to Keep Bombs off Planes
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:03 PM
 
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The electronic ban is just lifted for Etihad and Abu Dhabi.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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No details, no timeline for implementation... This is going to be a mess for travelers for a while, until everything gets sorted out.
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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The electronic ban is now lifted for Emirates and Dubai as well as Turkish airlines and Istanbul.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm more convinced than ever that the ban is politically motivated. Why Emirates and not Qatar? Because Qatar supposedly supports terrorists? What BS. And Turkish Airlines' ban is now lifted too? If anything Turkey, whose border is one of main entries into ISIS territories, should stay banned. Whatever.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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Electronic ban is lifted for Royal Jordanian.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I'm more convinced than ever that the ban is politically motivated. Why Emirates and not Qatar? Because Qatar supposedly supports terrorists? What BS. And Turkish Airlines' ban is now lifted too? If anything Turkey, whose border is one of main entries into ISIS territories, should stay banned. Whatever.
Behind the scenes power struggle between a DHS head who can only see terrorism, terrorism, terrorism, and the rest of the world that knows that lithium battery fires on a plane are 100X more dangerous (literally if you do a five year look back at incidents) than a laptop bomb triggered in the cabin, of which there is one confirmed attempt from a flight originating in a country that is a joke in terms of airport and general security.

I suspect after the EU balked for legit safety concerns concerning batteries in the hold, the airports and airlines impacted by the ban quietly pointed out that they meet the same standard that the EU airports (IIRC, some of them even offered ICE pre-clearance) and it's quietly beign phased out to let the DHS save face.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:57 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Behind the scenes power struggle between a DHS head who can only see terrorism, terrorism, terrorism, and the rest of the world that knows that lithium battery fires on a plane are 100X more dangerous (literally if you do a five year look back at incidents) than a laptop bomb triggered in the cabin, of which there is one confirmed attempt from a flight originating in a country that is a joke in terms of airport and general security.

I suspect after the EU balked for legit safety concerns concerning batteries in the hold, the airports and airlines impacted by the ban quietly pointed out that they meet the same standard that the EU airports (IIRC, some of them even offered ICE pre-clearance) and it's quietly beign phased out to let the DHS save face.
I hope so. I am still irked for being forced to re-route my recent southeast asia trip via Japan / United Airlines rather than via Doha / Qatar Airlines per my usual route in the past. It was a work/vacation trip, so I had to bring my work laptop and didn't want to check it in, hence the re-route. United vs Qatar - not even close!
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:00 AM
 
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Electronic ban is lifted for Qatar and Doha airport.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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Electronic ban is also lifted for Kuwait.
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