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Electronics ban on RJ flights to United States lifted

“Enhanced security measures are now implemented to meet the requirements of the U Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all USA bound flights”, Xinhua news agency quoted Royal Jordanian President and CEO Stefan Pichler as saying in a statement on Sunday.”Enhanced security measures are now implemented to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all U.S. bound flights”, RJ President/CEO Stefan Pichler said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Xinhua.Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways each said Sunday their passengers can once again bring laptop computers and other personal electronics on-board direct flights to the United States. The bigger devices, including laptops, tablets and game consoles, must be checked as luggage.”At these hard times of illegal bans on flights out of my country by big bullies, this is an award not to me, not to my airline, but to my country”, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said at the Paris Air Show ceremony last month.Airlines in Morocco, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are yet to announce a lifting of the ban.Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has said it expects the ban to be lifted on flights from Jeddah and Riyadh by July 19.”Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to in #NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices”, the emirate’s flag carrier said on Twitter yesterday.The airline has since been putting more flights over Iranian and Turkish airspace while appealing to a United Nations agency overseeing air travel to reopen those routes.U.S. transport officials were due to visit Qatar Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines on July 5 to check the latest measures were in place, a spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told Reuters on Wednesday.