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Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The US authorities have stated that the biggest airline that is the Emirates Airlines that seems to be bearing the onslaught of the electronic ban imposed by Donald Trump, has actually not received any notifications from the Department for Homeland Security or DHS or even its subsidiary, the Transportation Security Administration or TSA.
The base of Emirates, Dubai is included on a series of 10 airports that a DHS official has said that it would be supplied to the media as part of the ones at the receiving end of the on-flight electronics ban.
Riyadh, Kuwait, Jeddah, Istanbul, Doha, Casablanca, Cairo, Amman, Abu Dhabi are the other airports.
A spokesperson told the media that they are yet to receive notification of the changes to cabin luggage restrictions on the US flights. He mentioned that Emirates would abide by the regulations that have been imposed only by the relevant authorities.
Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and Etihad are some of the other airliners that are thought to be adversely affected by the electronic ban.
The prohibited devices can be easily carried in checked baggage. But then, certain concerns have been raised about the fire risks that have been posed by the large numbers of lithium batteries in aircraft holds. About three years ago, the US had said that the electronic appliances carried into the cabin must definitely be powered up at the security check.
And, if they are not powered, they need to be left behind.
In the year 2014, the intelligence sources said that the material for a bomb might be implanted inside the battery container of a mobile phone or a computer. The UK Department for Transport has announced that some identical rules would soon be implemented. But then, they have been never been enforced with gravity.