You can't play Theme Hospital for hours on your laptop as you while away a flight from the Middle East to the U.S. or United Kingdom anymore, so Royal Jordanian has a few alternative suggestions.
Royal Jordanian air flies from Jordan, a Muslim-majority country, to New York, Chicago and Detroit.
Repercussions of the new ban on Middle Eastern airlines is already starting to unfold with a number of Indian travel companies announcing that they will advise their clients to fly to the us via European hubs instead of airports in the GCC countries under the ban.
It posted a list of "12 things to do on a 12-hour flight with no laptop or tablet".
Emirates posted one of its famous advertisements featuring Hollywood superstar Jennifer Aniston on the airlines' social media accounts.
The restrictions could deal a blow to fast-growing Gulf airlines, which depend on business-class flyers stopping over in Dubai or Doha for far-flung destinations, and to Turkish Airlines with its high volume of transit passengers. A day later, Britain announced a similar ban.
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Ben Vogel at IHS Jane's Airport Review said that airlines would also likely face increased claims for laptops and other electronic devices getting damaged in checked luggage, while the extra time passengers need to pass in enhanced security means they have less time to spend shopping in airports.
Hitting back at the United States gadget ban, Emirates had posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday showing its vast entertainment system that people can enjoy instead.
In addition to the risk of losing passengers and suffering a nosedive in client satisfaction, the impacted airlines will also have to bear the costs of checking in and screening more luggage, said experts. "There will not be any charge for this service", it said in a press release.
The measure will affect flights departing from 10 airports in eight countries: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.
Individuals traveling in long transatlantic routes will lose a way of work, while others will not be able to use devices offered by Airline carriers due to the requirement to handle sensitive client data with caution. But that would carry its own security implications.