Qatar Airways to Offer In-Flight ‘Laptop Loan’ Service to Counter Electronics Ban

By Paul Riegler on 30 March 2017
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Qatar's new business-class cabin on the A350

Qatar’s new business-class cabin on the A350

Qatar Airways announced Thursday it would offer business-class passengers the use of a laptop while in flight to compensate for the ban on in-cabin electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the United States.

The Doha-based airline said it was offering the Laptop Loan service to help provide “uninterrupted productivity” to its customers during flights.

The service will go into effect next week.

Passengers will be able to collect their loaner laptop shortly after boarding. The airline is also allowing passengers to bring their larger devices to the boarding gate where staff will securely pack and stow them in the hold during the flight.

In addition, the airline said it will provide one hour of in-flight Wi-Fi at no charge and Wi-Fi for the entire flight at a cost of $5.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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