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The ban meant many individuals needed to pack away laptops and different devices earlier than flying

Passengers on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to the US will have the ability to use bigger devices, akin to laptops, throughout their journey.

Rules requiring passengers to place laptops and different devices in baggage within the maintain had been launched in March.

The airline stated its plan to conduct “enhanced inspections” of passengers had satisfied the US to raise its restrictions.

The airline runs 45 flights per week from Abu Dhabi to 6 US airports.

The US-imposed restrictions affected flights to and from 10 airports in eight majority-Muslim international locations, and had been prompted by fears that bigger units might be used to hide bombs.

The ban stated any gadget bigger than 16cm by 9.3cm by 1.5cm (6.3in by three.7in by zero.6in) needed to be put into checked baggage.

Smartphones and medical units are exempt from the US-imposed ban.

The additional checks carried out at Abu Dhabi worldwide airport successfully imply passengers undergo US customs and border screening earlier than they take off moderately than after they contact down on American soil.

The additional screening and checking would make “minimal” distinction to the time passengers spent going via safety, a spokesman for Abu Dhabi airport told Reuters.

A spokesman for the US Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) stated it hoped different airways and airports lined by the restrictions would observe go well with.

The Dubai airports authority is believed to be working with the DHS to copy the system arrange in Abu Dhabi.

Late last month, the US demanded authorities in 105 different nations perform extra thorough checks on passengers and units however stopped in need of extending the laptop computer ban.