Emirates: Electronics Ban Lifted

Emirates: Electronics Ban Lifted


Emirates is no longer subject to the Electronics Ban, joining Etihad, which has also had the ban lifted; see Etihad Now Exempt From Electronics Ban

I just received the following, bolding mine:

“Dear Trade Partner,            

Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates’ flights from Dubai International Airport to the U.S.A.

All passengers can now carry all laptops, tablets and other electronic devices onto the aircraft, subject to enhanced security measures. 

Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures, and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights.

We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank you for your understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place.”


This is great news for passengers, who no longer have to worry about the safety of their laptops and tablets as checked luggage, or the inconvenience, for economy passengers, of not being able to do work while onboard, as the tablets on board were only provided for business class and first class passenger. Emirates: Tablet Loan Service for US Bound First Class and Business Class Passengers

Will the recent news positively impact your plans to fly Emirates or Etihad?

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