According RT , In response to the US ban on electronic devices inside passenger cabins of planes from the Middle East, Qatar Airways has announced a new service which will offer its clients a free laptop for the duration of their flight to the United States.“Qatar Airways has announced a unique solution to the recently imposed Electronics Ban by offering passengers a laptop loan service that takes their award-winning five-star reputation to new heights,” Qatar airways said Thursday.
Last week, the US government banned tablets, laptops or any communication gadgets larger than a smartphone from being brought into the passenger cabin of planes on specific flights.
The restriction affects flights to the US from ten international airports in the Middle East. Those airports include the cities of Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
US authorities said the measure is the result of intelligence showing a risk for terrorist activity involving commercial aviation.
Understanding that the ban will affect the comfort of its passengers, the Doha-based airline decided to purchase laptops that will be “available for loan” on all of their US flights.
The complementary laptops will be offered to business class passengers traveling on all US-bound flights from next week. Those traveling to the States would be able to download their work on to a USB drive before boarding.
The hardware will be handed out after the passengers reach the aircraft and will then be collected from passengers on arrival.
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