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#101 lmonmm

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

Another article this morning on CNN saying they are not ruling out adding airports/airlines/devices to the ban. Though at this point I'm not sure what other devices they could ban. I know some travelers here try to only do carry on- certainly getting harder and harder to do that. If interested, can someone find the article and cut and paste the link here as I am unable to do that. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:33 PM

http://edition.cnn.c...orts/index.html


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

Another article this morning on CNN saying they are not ruling out adding airports/airlines/devices to the ban. Though at this point I'm not sure what other devices they could ban. I know some travelers here try to only do carry on- certainly getting harder and harder to do that. If interested, can someone find the article and cut and paste the link here as I am unable to do that. 

 

 

I saw a video Emirates had posted on Facebook where they show how the gate check for lap tops is handled ....... pretty cool!


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:27 PM

@madaboutcheetah    Thank you for finding the link and posting it. I went to find the FB video you mentioned and yes, they certainly do make it look much better than what @amybatt described Turkish Airways was doing. I did notice the person taking their camera and putting it back into their camera bag :)    Gives me hope the next time I travel. Especially because it's looking like they may expand the airports. There are some days this crazy world tires me. Thanks again!!


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:54 AM

Not sure you follow "flyer talk" - but, there's been reports that someone was allowed to carry their lenses on board their flight back to LAX - however, the camera had to go into the EK valet service .......... (i'm assuming, they were out of the US around the time of the announcement? ) .......


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

Flying Qatar to Tanzania in 8 weeks.  Connecting through Doha.  Guess I will find out how this all works. :rolleyes:


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 04:28 AM

Australia has introduced measures which involve selected checks of carryon  items for some passengers only  through the already mentioned gateways and airlines .

 

there is no blanket compulsory checkin  

 

the commentary in the Australian media is that the stronger security is in part a way of helping out USA airlines against the competition of some Arab airlines that have done very well in recent years

 

due to the restrictions some business confrences could  move from the USA as the attendees won't want to do without having their laptops and tablets in the carryon baggage


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:11 PM

Flying Qatar to Tanzania in 8 weeks.  Connecting through Doha.  Guess I will find out how this all works. :rolleyes:

 

We're on the same timeline, although I'm flying Lufthansa to Kenya. Can't wait to compare notes with you!



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

Article on BBC about Emirates cutting back it's US flights, citing electronics ban as one of the reasons...  Humbly asking someone to cut and paste the article for me?   @pault  ?


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:01 PM

Here is the link
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:04 AM

Thanks @wilddog but I don't see the link :(



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:44 AM

@lmonmm this was just in Condé Nast Traveler online: http://www.cntravele...to-lower-demand
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:05 AM

Thanks @amybatt similar to the one on BBC



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:55 AM

Interesting article - It seems to have impacted non-essential travel a bit more ...... The Florida routes are more tourist traffic I assume - No impact as yet to SFO or JFK which means people still have to travel (without a lap top in the cabin to work from) 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:23 AM

It appears that Emirates has eliminated one flight in and out of LAX to Dubai.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:01 AM

Thanks @wilddog but I don't see the link :(

 

Tried to post the link on my dying tablet last night and could not put in the link so apologies @lmonmm Here it is http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-39640473


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