Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Qatar Airways Would Have Least Of The Problems In Proposed Expanded Electronics Ban

Travelers Today       By    Staff Writer

Updated: Jun 07, 2017 12:31 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

Qatar Airways
DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 23: A Qatar Airways plane flys over head during the second round of the Comercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club on January 23, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
(Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

With such speculations going around about the potential of expanding the electronics ban for flights going to the United States, it pushes various airlines on handling this policy. But a CEO of a huge airline alliance said that top tier airline Qatar Airways is having the least of the problems with that.

In an article published by Runway Girl Network, Oneworld, where Qatar Airways is a member, CEO Rob Gurney acknowledged that discussions are ongoing about the electronics ban and the challenges are unlikely to be met with a simple solution. However, Qatar Airways will not have a huge problem with the policy given that it is already subjected to various policies.

Gurney said that with Qatar Airways already being subjected to various policies, other airlines could learn from their experiences and apply it to them once the expanded electronics ban will take place. They could learn more from the mentioned airlines as they are facing problems after six Arab countries cut their ties with the country of Qatar for the grounds of alleged terrorist groups ties.

In an article published by The Points Guy, Gurney shared his first-hand experience with how Qatar Airways has handled the electronics ban in a flight from Doha to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, saying that their approach if effective. However, he said that the airline's approach may not be applicable everywhere.

"Each operating environment is quite different and what we might be able to achieve at airport X might be very different to what you can do at airport Y or Z because of the airport design or infrastructure," he said. He also said that homogenous solutions are not necessarily always translate into executed solutions as to what Qatar Airways had.

Qatar Airways already benefits from having a secondary security screening at the gate for US-bound flights. Most airports do not have this type of a setup so it could mean massive challenges beyond the volume of labor required in managing the laptops being checked at the gate.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Loved By Guests Awards 2018

qatar airways, Electronics Ban, Qatar
© 2019 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

A Guide to Baggage Survival For Fliers

A Guide to Baggage Survival For Fliers

Warm-weather travel season is almost here. One of the biggest

Barnes to EVP as Grella Departs Promoted by U.S. Travel

Barnes to EVP as Grella Departs Promoted by U.S. Travel

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday annou

100 Cities With The Most Beautiful Women In The World

100 Cities With The Most Beautiful Women In The World

On the hunt for the most attractive women on Ea

travelers today

© 2019 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics