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How Middle Eastern Airlines Have Responded to the Laptop Ban

 by Nour Al Ali –   Middle East airlines scrambled to find ways to respond to a ban on electronics introduced this week. The ban targets direct flights headed to the United States and United Kingdom. Some, like Royal Jordanian Airlines, tried to calm or even attract customers through humor, while others, such as Turkish Airlines, boasted about their in-flight entertainment.Royal Jordanian showcased its poetry skills through an original haiku on Twitter, …

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What is the logic behind Trump’s new ‘electronics ban’? People are stumped.

By Max Bearak – Citing unspecified threats, the U.S. government told a slew of airlines based in the Middle East and North Africa that they must restrict their U.S.-bound passengers from taking any electronic items larger than cellphones in their carry-on baggage, effective immediately. The new rules affect 10 airports across the region, many of which serve as busy gateways for global business and tourism traffic. Britain followed suit, but its …

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