Monday, 3 July 2017

Etihad Airways passengers allowed laptops on US flights

Passengers on Etihad Airways flights out of Abu Dhabi to the United States will be able to use larger gadgets, such as laptops, during their journey.

Regulations requiring passengers to put laptops and other gadgets in baggage in the hold were introduced in March.

“We welcome the decision by the US department of homeland security to lift the electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States, following the successful validation of security measures at the US preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport,” said a statement from the carrier.

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