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Some comments at OMAAT saying this will apply to all flights on all carriers from the Middle East to the US.
Quote from: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/03/20/royal-jordanian-electronic-device-ban/#comment-3634818
According to a reliable US source, this will happen on all Middle East airlines flights that do NOT go through a US pre-clearance facility. It will be announced tomorrow looks like Royal Jordanian announced before they were supposed to. Not a joke.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 03:24:31 PM by skyguy918 »

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Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 03:20:19 PM »
Seems it will more than just RJ per the new post.

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Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 03:23:36 PM »
Seems it will more than just RJ per the new post.
Yeah, I posted it like this because at first it was just comments saying it would affect others, but now several blogs have posted a tweet from a Saudia exec as a source:

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 03:32:34 PM »
Makes sense. Wondering why they waited until now. Should have done it right after the Egypt plane crash. I have a feeling "lost" baggage becoming a lot more common as the baggage handlers take their share...

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 04:11:22 PM »
Makes sense. Wondering why they waited until now. Should have done it right after the Egypt plane crash. I have a feeling "lost" baggage becoming a lot more common as the baggage handlers take their share...
How would this policy help at all?

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 04:56:59 PM »
Any word on which countries?
Have a flight from TLV-VIE-NYC, in a few hours.

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 05:22:27 PM »
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An aviation official said U.S. carriers are not impacted because none flies directly from the countries in question to the U.S.
Israel is not included...
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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 05:46:32 PM »
There goes kids entertainment.

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 06:15:56 PM »
There goes kids entertainment.
"Buy" your kids a prepaid cell phone.
Costs a few buck, and definitely worth it on a long flight.
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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 06:20:00 PM »
I assume a 7 inch tablet would be fine
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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 06:24:35 PM »
I assume a 7 inch tablet would be fine
Until the agent says "but it's not a cellphone"

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 08:33:36 PM »
Maybe this comes after dans facebook live streaming for an hour yesterday :-)

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 09:31:14 PM »
Trade war with the allegedly subsidized airlines...
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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 09:42:24 PM »
The tweet was deleted...

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 11:39:00 PM »
So people flying RJ to Israel for pesach (I know a few) won't be able to take a laptop or iPad on the flight? That's crazy

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 02:34:47 AM »
So I would imagine this is a way for American intelligence to access any information they want from people of interest.

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Re: RJ (ETA: and others) banning electronics in cabin on flights to US
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 06:54:23 AM »
You guys really think that they are doing it just to make you uncomfortable? It's not like they can profile.