Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways have not been advised of any new restrictions on carrying electronic devices on U.S. flights, the Middle East airlines said on Tuesday.
The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce on Tuesday passengers travelling on certain U.S. bound flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a new cell phone, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.
The new rule is in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, the officials said.
A source said the rule would cover around eight to 10 foreign airlines. A separate government official confirmed an Associated Press report that the ban will affect 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
“At this time we have not received any notification of changes to cabin luggage restrictions on U.S. flights,” an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters in an emailed statement. Read More…