QATAR AIRWAYS IS LATEST CARRIER TO HAVE LAPTOP BAN LIFTED

Another major airline has gotten the all clear to let passengers bring laptops and tablets into the cabin on flights to the U.S. Qatar Airways said a U.S. ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone in cabins was lifted Thursday.

“Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have met with all requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines,” the airline said in a statement, referring to the airport in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

The U.S. introduced the ban in March over concerns that devices could be used to smuggle explosives on board

Source: National News Agency