Airlines lend laptops to work around US cabin ban

DUBAI: Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are lending some passengers laptop computers and tablets to use on board following the US ban on most electronics devices from being taken into the cabin on United States-bound flights.
On March 25 the US authorities banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from being taken into cabins on direct flights to the US from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Qatar Airways said complimentary laptops would be available to business class passengers travelling to the US from next week. — Agencies