Less than two weeks after introducing Laptop and Tablet Handling Service, Emirates has introduced yet another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent electronics ban on board US-bound flights.
Beginning today (5 April 2017), First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight.
The new service is in response to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) directive which requires all passengers travelling on non-stop flights to the US from Dubai to check-in their laptops, tablets, and other personal electronic devices larger than a smart phone.
As part of this latest service, Emirates premium customers will have Microsoft Surface tablets equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 available for loan on board. Customers can download their work on to a USB which can be brought on board and plugged into the devices to continue working seamlessly.
The service is complimentary and will be available on all non-stop flights from Dubai to Emirates’ US destinations.
Following the electronics ban in March, Emirates had introduced a service which enables customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the United States.