U.S to allow laptops aboard Etihad flights after airline tightens security

03 Jul 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Department of Homeland Security said last week that the laptop ban would be lifted for airlines that fulfilled new requirements to increase security.



American officials on Sunday exempted Etihad Airways from a ban on laptops and other types of electronics on some flights bound for the United States, restrictions instituted in March because of concerns that the IS was developing a bomb that could be hidden in portable devices, The New York Times reported.

The flights were cleared, according to Etihad and American officials, because the airline had begun conducting more rigorous passenger screening at Abu Dhabi International Airport, where it is the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The Department of Homeland Security said last week that the laptop ban would be lifted for airlines that fulfilled new requirements to increase security.


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