Qatar Airways offers free laptops

Airline reacts to electronics ban, for select customers
Qatar Airways has reacted to the United States’ controversial ban on electronics in the cabin on some flights, offering passengers a replacement laptop on all flights to the US – but only in business class.
It says its ‘Laptop Loan’ service ensures business travellers can continue to work as they travel on the Doha-based airline’s flights, while a “Wi-Fi special offer allows all passengers to benefit from unlimited connectivity”.
The laptops will be available to business-class passengers on all US-bound flights from next week and can be collected after boarding. Passengers will be able to transfer their work between the borrowed device and their own using a USB.
There is also a service at the gate for all passengers, where any electronic items prohibited by the ban will be collected and securely packaged. These will be tagged, loaded as check-in baggage and returned on arrival in the US.
Emirates is introducing a “laptop and tablet handling service” too, to help passengers affected by the ban and ensure such devices are not damaged. It is also considering loaning laptops to passengers.
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