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Dominic Ellis

Speaking on Dubai local radio today, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said US-bound passengers can use their laptops up to the gate and then they will be taken to “secure stowage areas”, distinct from the rest of the bags, on Emirates’ A380s. Passengers will be given concierge-style tags to retrieve them from the secure boxes at the other end.
I’m not sure how feasible it will be, and this weekend, with the directives coming into force, will be very busy with 1.1m passing through for the Spring break.
Would this be enough to reassure you? Or would you be unwilling/unable to part with your laptop due to theft/loss/data protection concerns?

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