Australian response to the laptop threat seen as preferable to US/UK actions.
Gulf carriers introduced loaner devices on flights to the US to help customers work around the electronics ban.
AUSTRALIA’s response to the US laptop ban has been singled out as a less disruptive way of dealing with the electronic device bomb threat amid calls for better co-operation between airlines and governments.
Australia stopped short of banning large electronic devices in the cabins of aircraft flying from the Gulf airports of Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai but tightened up security requirements.
Passengers heading to Australia from the Gulf ports now face random explosive detection screening and may be required to power up their electronic devices.
Source: Asia Cruiser News.