US Laptop Ban Increases Headwinds for Gulf Carriers – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

The U.S. ban on many carry-on electronics aboard Middle East flights is another powerful headwind for the once-highflying club of Persian Gulf airlines—a group that relies more than many on the laptop-toting business traveler.

Earlier this week, the U.S. and Britain disclosed tough new restrictions requiring most electronics bigger than a phone to be checked in on direct flights from a handful of Middle East and North African airports. The U.S. ban included Dubai, the Middle East business hub and home of Emirates Airline….

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