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Emirates and Turkish Airlines say laptop ban has been lifted on flights to US

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have announced that the United States has lifted the ban on laptops and other similarly sized personal electronic devices on flights to the United States from Dubai and Istanbul. Three days ago, the ban was lifted on Etihad Airways’ flights to the US from Abu Dhabi. Not long after, an Emirates spokeswoman said that the ban on US flights from Dubai International – considered to be …

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Airlines race against time to meet deadline to implement enhanced security measures

Airlines have expressed their concerns regarding the aggressive deadline that the United States has put in place, to implement new and enhanced security measures that are geared to combat the threat of terrorism, on flights to the United States. There’s a price to pay for those who are unable to comply with the Department of Homeland Security mandate as a laptop ban can be triggered or even a suspension in …

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US lifts laptop ban on flights from Abu Dhabi

The United States lifted a ban on laptops inside cabins on flights originating from Abu Dhabi headed to the United States after it found that the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways had put in place better and tighter security measures. Etihad Airways met the news pleasantly and deflected credit to a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration before they arrive in the United States …

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US decision on laptop ban being well received by IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has agreed with the decision of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to amplify security measures rather than ban laptops in-cabin on all flights to the US. The new measures will have an impact on 180 airlines and 280 airports. The DHS says the heightened security protocols include: Enhancing overall passenger screening Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices Increasing security protocols …

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Emirates, Etihad, to cooperate with US to implement new security measures

Emirates and Etihad Airways have indicated that they would cooperate with the United States officials in the application of new security instructions that could potentially pave the way for an end to the current laptop ban. The new measures would see the US government imposing new demands for heightened security of flights to America from other nations in a focused bid to stop the threat of bombs being concealed in …

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US Department of Homeland Security holds off on further bans on electronic devices

The United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced that they would be holding off on imposing any further bans on personal electronic gadgets in airline carry-on baggage for flights to the U.S. from Europe. However, US authorities would require airlines and overseas airports to tighten up their security measures for screening passengers and securing airplanes. “We are not standing on the sidelines while fanatics hatch new …

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US-EU to meet next week on electronic devices ban

Technical experts from the United States will be in Brussels next week for more talks in a concerted effort to potentially stop the ban on personal electronic devices inside airline cabins to be expanded to airports in Europe and in more regions. This US seeks to drive worldwide “routine aviation security to a much higher level,” said US Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who also added that the …

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No laptop ban if overseas airports step up security – US Government

The Trump administration has offered a simple solution for airports to avoid getting slapped with the controversial laptop ban: step up security. This was the sentiment that was offered by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as the United States seeks to raise security all around the world in a bid to respond to ever-evolving aviation threats. Terrorist organizations have been looking for innovative means to smuggle bombs onto …

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US-EU to meet next week on electronic devices ban

Technical experts from the United States will be in Brussels next week for more talks in a concerted effort to potentially stop the ban on personal electronic devices inside airline cabins to be expanded to airports in Europe and in more regions. This US seeks to drive worldwide “routine aviation security to a much higher level,” said US Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who also added that the …

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Emirates President optimistic that a solution for controversial laptop ban be found

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark expressed his optimism that a solution for the United States-mandated ban on large personal electronic devices inside the cabin on flights from Middle Eastern airports to the US, be found. Clark reported that the ban on PEDs larger than smartphones from 10 airports, including Emirates’ home base of Dubai “had not been well-received” in the emirate, which took huge pride on its demanding secondary search …

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