Traveling to the US via Jet/Etihad: Read this advisory before you go.

The US ban on electronic items in the flight cabin is going to go live on 25 March 2017. This means, you cannot have your electronic devices, apart from your phones or electronic medical implants brought into the cabin with you. All of these need to go into your checked baggage.

Since Jet Airways has a strategic alliance with Etihad Airways, this means a lot of India-originating traffic will be going over to Abu Dhabi to travel from there to the US of A. For the benefit of all of these people, there is a new advisory issued by Jet Airways. It reads:

Restrictions to the United States of America

In line with additional security measures introduced by the United States Department of Homeland Security (US DHS), effective March 25, 2017, and until further notice, guests are advised not to carry the below listed personal electronic devices as cabin baggage on any Jet Airways international flight, and connecting onto the United States of America from:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) – Abu Dhabi
  • Ataturk International Airport (IST) – Istanbul
  • Cairo International Airport (CAI) – Cairo
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) – Dubai
  • Hamad International Airport (DOH) – Doha
  • King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (JED) – Jeddah
  • King Khalid International Airport (RUH)- Riyadh
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI) – Kuwait
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) – Morocco
  • Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) – Jordan

Please ensure you DO NOT carry any electronic device above the size of a smart phone in your cabin baggage and, or in person if through checked-in to the United States of America.

These include, but not limited to:

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • E-Readers
  • Cameras
  • Portable DVD players
  • Electronic game units larger than a smartphone
  • Travel printers/scanners
  • Restrictions to the United Kingdom

    In light of the changes to the aviation security measures announced by the United Kingdom Department of Transport, guests will not be allowed to carry personal electronic devices such as phones, laptop and tablets on any Jet Airways international flight, and connecting onto the United Kingdom from:

    • Egypt
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey

    Please ensure you DO NOT carry any electronic device in your cabin baggage, or in person which are larger than:

    • Length – 16.0 cms
    • Width – 9.3 cms
    • Depth – 1.5 cms

You can read the full advisory here.

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