DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 30, (AP): One Mideast airline affected by the ban on most electronics in the cabins of US-bound flights will lend iPads to its top-paying travelers. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will offer the tablets to US-bound passengers in first and business class, along with vouchers for free onboard Wi-fistarting on April 2.
The US government last week barred passengers from 10 Mideast and North African cities from carrying electronics larger than cell phones onto US-bound flights. Medical devices were exempted. Etihad’s hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, was among the cities affected. The government-owned carrier operates 45 flights a week to six American cities: Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington.