Royal Jordanian to Ban Most Electronic Devices from its Cabins

By Paul Riegler on 20 March 2017
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Royal Jordanian check-in desk in Chicago

Royal Jordanian check-in desk in Chicago

Royal Jordanian Airlines, the flag carrier of Jordan, announced Monday it would no longer allow devices such as laptops, digital cameras, and DVD players in the cabin. Such items would be “strictly prohibited” and must be carried in checked baggage, the airline said.

“Following instructions from the concerned US departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the United States that carrying any electronic or electrical device is strictly prohibited,” the airline said on Twitter.

The prohibition, slated to begin Tuesday, will be in effect on Royal Jordanian flights to North America. An exemption is carved out for mobile phones and any medical devices “needed during flight” such as a CPAP machine or blood sugar monitor.

Although not confirmed, multiple tweets from parties in the Middle East indicate that other airlines in the region might be required to follow suit.

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