Articles tagged “laptop ban”

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is a complicated issue for companies, and it's only getting more complicated as threats mount around the world. Hopefully, last year's laptop ban acts as a wake-up call for businesses that haven't paid attention to the security risks of business travel.

2 years ago

Emirates Profits Rise After Cost Cuts and Laptop Ban Reversal

Emirates Profits Rise After Cost Cuts and Laptop Ban Reversal

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Even well-funded Emirates isn't immune to the headwinds that are making life more challenging for airlines in the Middle East. The cost-cutting measures that it has already taken have helped turn things around this year.

2 years ago

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

5 Questions on the Latest Laptop Ban Proposal

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

Experts said it was dangerous for flyers to check their laptops during the first international laptop ban. The U.S. government has now reversed its stance, but it seems implausible that international aviation authorities will take action.

2 years ago

Royal Jordanian Becomes the Latest Airline to Have U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted

Royal Jordanian Becomes the Latest Airline to Have U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted

Associated Press

Despite the fact that the U.S. laptop ban on Middle East carriers has been lifted, the return of U.S. restrictions on visas for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries may continue to hurt several airlines.

2 years ago

The U.S. Laptop Ban Is Winding Down — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The U.S. Laptop Ban Is Winding Down — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As the initial laptop ban fades away, pay attention to the next wave of security concerns caused by the new procedures put in place to screen flyers.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Gets Its U.S. Laptop Ban Exemption

Qatar Airways Gets Its U.S. Laptop Ban Exemption

Kyunghee Park, Deena Kamel Yousef and Abdel Latif Wahba, Bloomberg

The move will be welcome news for Qatar Airways, which is also suffering from a rift between Qatar and its near neighbors. The original reason for the ban and the security measures put in place to combat it are both a mystery.

2 years ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Was this ban even necessary and is the Trump administration going to play politics with Qatar Airways on behalf of new best friend Saudi Arabia? Meanwhile, some of the Gulf and other Mideast carriers may still see an impact from the Muslim ban.

2 years ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Certain Middle Eastern airlines are now getting relief from the U.S. laptop ban although it's unclear what the more rigorous security measures are that were put into place and whether the UK will follow suit and lift its own ban.

2 years ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted at Abu Dhabi Airport

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

It didn't hurt that there was already a U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi Airport. This could be the first step in seeing the ban lifted at other Middle Eastern Airports.

2 years ago

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Despite the big talk about enhanced screening, this is a retreat by the U.S. and a win for airlines that pushed a more strategic approach to security.

2 years ago

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Laptop Ban May Not Be Expanded, Homeland Security Boss Hints

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

Is it necessary for the DHS Secretary to deliberate so much in public? He seems to change his statements week by week. Enough, already.

2 years ago

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won't we? — contribute to business anxiety.

3 years ago