Qatar Airways Gets Around Laptop Ban


Source: Qatar Airways

Following Trump’s ban on electronics on flights originating from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa, Qatar Airways have found a way to implement the order, but also please their business and gadget-needy customers.

The airline announced they will provide loaner laptops free to business class passenger. The airline will also provide one free hour of WI-FI with customers having the option to upgrade to free WI-FI for the the duration of the flight at a cost of $5.

Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker said of the move, “As an award winning and global airline we truly appreciate the importance of being able to work on board our aircraft and that is why I have insisted on offering only the best possible solution for our customers. By providing this laptop loan service we can ensure that our passengers on flights to the US can continue to work whilst on-board.”