Several in the Middle East have implemented the -ordered laptop ban on flights to the USA and the UK. A order requires devices larger than a smartphone to be checked in and stored in the aircraft's . The US ban has affected airlines from Middle Eastern countries, while UK restrictions apply to six countries. Officials said the ban was larger digital devices could contain . They did not say how long the ban would be in place. The Dubai-based Emirates airlines said it had received to keep it until October 14.
There has been mixed to the ban. Airlines were about having 96 hours to enforce it or lose their license to fly into the USA. Some called it a . They may pass the of the additional layer of security checks onto . Some of the affected countries are questioning why the ban affects only Muslim- countries. Passengers seem resigned to it. A passenger from Qatar said: "It's a rule. I follow the . The bigger problem for my family is the no ." Another passenger was about what her children would do without their laptop on a long .