A major Middle Eastern airline just banned the use of electronics after the US voiced security ‘concerns’
Monday, 20 March 2017 () Royal Jordanian airlines banned the use of electronics on flights servicing the US after government officials here expressed concerns. Details are scant, but CNN is reporting that other carriers based on the Middle East and Africa may be affected as well.
The news broke when Royal Jordanian, a state-owned airline that operates around 500 flights a week, posted this cryptic notice on its Twitter feed.
Attention all passengers pic.twitter.com/VjN58EbJkJ
— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) March 20, 2017
The ban, which includes laptops, tablets, and video games, but does not include smartphones or medical devices, is effective for Royal Jordanian flights servicing New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Montreal. A spokesperson for Royal...
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