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Several weeks ago the United States enacted a ban on large electronics on flights from 10 Middle East airports. The U.K. followed suit shortly thereafter (SEE: UK bans certain electronics from select Middle East flights). There was even talk of an expanded ban that would cover Europe, but we’ve avoided that for now.
The laptop ban has frustrated many travelers who are used to having their devices handy for both entertainment and productivity. For many business travelers, the uninterrupted hours in the air are a great time to catch up on focused work.
Air India even saw a major spike in bookings following the ban, as many travelers sought to avoid the restriction. Emirates blamed the restriction for a drop in bookings, subsequently cutting service to 5 U.S….