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"U.S. to Force Fliers From 10 Mideast Airports to Store Devices"
The Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive at 3 a.m. New York time Tuesday to carriers that fly between the airports located in eight countries and the U.S. Any electronic device larger than a mobile phone -- such as laptop computers and portable DVD players -- will have to go in the airplane’s cargo hold in a move to address potential security threats, according to administration officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity Monday evening.
The airports are located in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
Among the nine airlines that will have to comply are three Persian Gulf-area carriers that have grown rapidly in recent years, Emirates, Etihad Airways PJSC and Qatar Airways Ltd. The major U.S. airlines frequently complain that the three Gulf carriers have used generous government subsidies to buy airplanes and compete unfairly.
Other airlines affected by the rule are: Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Kuwait Airways and Royal Air Maroc.
The U.S. began talking with affected airlines Sunday, one U.S. official on the briefing call said. Airlines will have 96 hours to comply with the directive, and airlines that refuse could see their authority to fly to the U.S. revoked.
The affected airports are: Queen Alia International Airport, Cairo International Airport, Ataturk International Airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport, King Khalid International Airport, Kuwait International Airport, Mohammed V Airport, Hamad International Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Abu Dhabi International Airport.