US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on their flights to the US.
In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them.

Emirates, which flies to the US from its Dubai hub, said it worked with US authorities to meet new security rules.

Turkish Airlines said it was also now allowing passengers travelling to the US to take their laptops onboard.

The two airlines are now in the same position as Etihad, which saw the ban lifted on Sunday for its flights from Abu Dhabi.

Dubai, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi airports are reported to have put tighter security checks in place.

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Emirates said in a statement: «Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the USA.»

The airline, which flies to 12 US cities from Dubai, thanked customers for «their understanding and patience during the last few months».

Turkish Airlines said on Twitter that all electronic devices would be allowed on its US flights from Wednesday…

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