A of airports in the Middle East have started implementing the ban on taking laptop computers into the airplane on flights to the USA and the UK. A new from the USA and UK now requires electronic devices larger than a smartphone to be checked in to be stored in the of the aircraft. The US ban has affected airlines from eight Middle Eastern countries, while UK restrictions apply to six countries. Officials said the for the ban was that larger digital devices could contain . They did not give any as to how long the ban would be in . However, the Dubai-based Emirates airlines said it had received to enforce it until at least October 14.
There has been reaction to the ban. Airlines were about being given just 96 hours to comply with it or risk losing their to fly into the USA. Some called it an nightmare. They are unsure whether or not to pass the financial of the additional layer of security checks onto passengers. Some of the affected countries are questioning why the ban affects only Muslim- countries. Passengers, meanwhile, seem resigned to it. Rakan Mohammed from Qatar said: "It's a rule. I follow the . The bigger problem for my family is the no smoking." Maryam Hassad from Dubai was more about how to keep her children on a long without their laptops.