Backed into a corner, Emirates tries to make the most out the new electronic ban, targeting passengers of various Muslim countries who can’t take electronic devices on direct flights to the US.
Emirates, one of the most affected airline in this new ban yesterday announced a new service for the users who need their laptops to get work done on flights especially businessmen.
This new service enables the users to keep their laptops with them right up to the time they board on the aircraft. While boarding, Emirates will collect all the electronic devices where it will pack them in boxes and hold them in the cargo hold and will return them to their owners once they reach the US.
This new service is complimentary, meaning the company won’t charge their passengers for this service. Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline in a press statement, said: “Our aim is to ensure compliance with the new rules while minimizing disruption to passenger flow and impact on customer experience.”
Our own national flag carrier PIA free of the said ban mocked the other airlines by tweeting that the passengers can carry their laptop/tablet onUS-bound bound PIA flights.
The company also recycled its last year’s ad with Jennifer Anniston to poke fun at the new Trump’s electronic ban.
Ever since the ban has been announced many airlines are trying to lighten up the mood while promoting their in-flight entertainment systems. In this
Etihad Airways also came up with their own video with a slogan #MakeFlyingGreatAgain
The ban will go into effect from 25th March and there is no end date given so far. Following the US, UK also stepped up barring most electronic devices on flights from various Muslim countries.