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Articles tagged “Electronics Ban”

Tourism

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

Terrorism is a real concern, but if the U.S. rolls back the visa waiver program, it could have major repercussions for the tourism industry. And that's a big potential problem.

U.S. May Tighten Visa Waiver Program, Homeland Security Chief Says

Airlines

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

The Flight Safety Foundation asks a sound question. Is it safe for passenger airliners to transport hundreds of laptops in the cargo hold? Security authorities, who are more concerned about terrorism than spontaneously combusting batteries, have downplayed the issue. But it's a genuine concern.

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Airlines

IATA CEO Says Electronics Ban Is ‘Not an Acceptable Long-Term Solution’

Most airline CEOs have avoided harshly criticizing the U.S. and UK electronics bans. That makes sense, because airlines do not want to anger their security regulators. But IATA's CEO has no such concerns, so he can speak more honestly.

IATA CEO Says Electronics Ban Is ‘Not an Acceptable Long-Term Solution’

Airlines

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

This is a smart move to ensure Etihad's most valuable customers are able to stay connected on its lengthy flights direct to U.S. destinations.

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

Airlines

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

While the world is fixated on the effects of the U.S. and UK electronics bans on travelers and Gulf carriers, Emirates is continuing to diversify its routes around the world in countries that are unlikely to institute a similar policy.

Emirates Is Concerned About Demand Drop Following Electronics Ban

Airlines

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

An expert quoted in this story asks an interesting question. Since the Gulf carriers are disappointed with the electronics ban, might one of them cancel an order for Boeing planes in favor of Airbus aircraft?

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

Airlines

Royal Jordanian Says Its In-Flight Experience Is Still Great Despite Electronics Ban

Middle East carriers stand in opposition to the U.S. laptop ban but they're also making it an opportunity to highlight their superior in-flight experiences even if laptops aren't part of them.

Royal Jordanian Says Its In-Flight Experience Is Still Great Despite Electronics Ban

Airlines

Emirates Will Let Travelers Keep Electronic Devices Until Boarding

This is a smart move to counteract the disruptive effects of the electronics ban. Expect other Gulf carriers to follow suit.

Emirates Will Let Travelers Keep Electronic Devices Until Boarding

Airlines

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Many industry insiders are surprised the U.S. electronics ban includes flights from Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Is there a valid security concern for adding those airports? Or could something more sinister be taking place?

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Airlines

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

A ban on large electronic devices may be necessary to keep travelers safe, but many in the travel community are not happy with how U.S. and UK authorities announced the new policy. Could we see some tweaks to the rules in the near future?

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban