In March this year, the United States Department of Homeland Security placed an in-flight ban on laptops and large electronics to 10 airports across eight predominantly Muslim countries. Meaning travelers from these countries to the U.S. were not allowed to carry their laptops into the airplanes.
This ban is part of a series of bans by the Trump administration that is supposed to preempt and stop terrorist activities before they reach the American soil. The ban was supposedly informed by intelligence report indicating that the terrorists were developing smaller bombs that could be integrated into gadgets such as laptop computers.
However, it would seem some of the affected airlines have since revamped their security measures and had the ban lifted. The Turkish Airlines and Emirates made a statement to newsrooms saying the U.S. ban has been lifted on their airlines. The two airlines say the U.S.-bound flights laptops ban out of Dubai, and Istanbul has been lifted.
Yesterday, an Emirates representative told Reuters that the in-cabin ban on laptops was lifted for flights flying out of Dubai. This development came about as a result of the implementation of …read more