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Tom Otley

I can only imagine the effect on bookings for big source markets of these airlines (India and China) with passengers intending to travel to and from there to the US with a transit at one of these airports.

1. Passengers can’t work on the flight.
2 They can’t work on the stopover
3. The electronic item might be damaged
4. It might be stolen
5. Lots of companies won’t let a laptop travel in this way for security reasons.
6. They have to trust no one has left their laptop on sleep mode which might then get damaged and overheat – in the middle of a bag surrounded by clothes.

So I imagine travellers will immediately start looking for alternative routes and it will affect bookings – which will please the US airlines who have campaigned against the ME3.

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