Skip to comments.Arab airlines beat Trumpís electronics ban with sarcasm and jokes
Posted on 03/30/2017 8:31:32 AM PDT by wtd
US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on electronic devices on flights from Muslim-majority countries began Saturday. But instead of condemning the move, Arab carriers took advantage of it as a fun PR boost and to promote their products
The US announced, to much fanfare on March 21, a ban on electronic devices for passengers on nine Arab airlines to place personal electronic devices, such as tablets, e-readers, laptops and cameras, in their checked baggage, with mobile phones still allowed.
The decision has caused indignation across the Middle East and North Africa where many argue that the US is once again targeting Muslim-majority countries, just after the recent chaotic attempt at a visa ban.
The US restrictions apply to flights from eight countries popular with tourists, archeologists and businesses: Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
"By providing this laptop loan service we can ensure that our passengers on flights to the US can continue to work whilst on board," said the airline's boss, Akbar Al-Baker.
A similar laptop proposal is being considered by fellow Gulf carrier, Emirates, which is also affected by the US ban.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways meanwhile said it would offer free wi-fi and tablet computers to first and business class passengers on US-bound flights.
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DOHA (AFP) -
Qatar Airways said on Thursday it will offer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to get round an American ban on electronics.
In a statement, the Doha-based carrier said it would begin offering a "laptop loan service" to those travelling in business class from "next week".
The computers would be collected by US-bound passengers from their departure gate just before boarding, said Qatar Airways.
The tyrannical Feral “judges” have made America the “laughingstock” to the raghead world. Nice going ***holes!
The U.K. put the same ban a day later......we need to ban all raghead airlines
How does this make the U.S. a laughingstock? The purpose of the ban was to prevent terrorists from bringing rigged electronics on board not to inconvenience passengers. I think it’s a smart idea and applaud it. The U.S. still gets the enhanced security and passengers are not inconvenienced.
Ha! Ha! Ha! BOOM!
I think the Yemen raid discovered plans to replace the batteries in rechargeable battery packs with smaller, lower capacity batteries so the device will still turn on for inspection and use the extra room for explosives.
“targeting Muslim-majority countries”
Someone is going to have to help me here. Doesn’t it seem logical that if Muslims have targeted all westerners that will not join there “religion/sect” and face death or dis-membership by doing so, and the countries that have the most muslims in them have the most people to carry out that threat, and it is their threat not ours, then why not place sanctions on those countries efforts to carry out those threats?
But, in the “he who laughs last category,” if Qatar Airlines wants to present themselves as a courier for possibly threat of US citizens, then two things can happen:
1. Every passenger and crew member will be deplaned individually on the tarmac and searched to include body cavity,
or 2., Qatar will be denied landing privileges on American or territory soil and we’ll see just how much money they can lose and stay in the air?
No problem. They have to realize that making a threat like this has reaction to action. And they need to be prepared to suffer the consequences for their actions. Simple. They may play the game, but they don’t make the rules on our soil, we do.
Batteries are now so powerful they themselves are a very potent incendiary device,people are building powerwall home battery packs out of 18650 batteries.
Remove the safety devices on any portable device and wire in a few strips of magnesium and there is your bomb. And a timer to create a dead short. Its easy to do for anyone with electronic experience.
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