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April 8, 2017 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. First and Business Class passengers are now able to borrow tablets on board.

The Microsoft Surface tablets are equipped with Microsoft Office 2016. Customers simply download their work on to a USB which can be brought on board and plugged into the devices. The service is complimentary and will be available on all non-stop flights from Dubai to US destinations. Emirates has also introduced a laptop and tablet handling service that allows customers to retain and utilise their personal devices until just before they board their US-bound flights. Passengers must then declare and hand over their laptops, tablets, and other banned electronic devices to security staff at the boarding gate, who will pack and tag each device to be stored in the aircraft hold and returned to the customer at their US destination. The TSA directive does not apply to Emirates’ US-bound flights via Milan (EK205) and Athens (EK209). It also does not impact flights departing from the US, or Emirates’ flights to any other destination. More details,  www.emirates.com/electronicsban.

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