Qatar Airways offers laptops on US flights post electronics ban
Mar 31, 2017: Acting on the recent electronics ban in the US, Qatar Airways has introduced a solution by offering passengers a laptop loan service. Showing true commitment to travellers affected by the ban the Doha-based airline has taken the notable step to purchase laptops available for loan on all of their US flights resulting uninterrupted productivity and service throughout their journey.
Qatar Airways Group, chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “As a global airline we truly appreciate the importance of being able to work on board our aircraft and that is why I have insisted on offering only the best possible solution for our customers. By providing this laptop loan service we can ensure that our passengers on flights to the US can continue to work whilst onboard.”
The complimentary laptops will be available to Business Class passengers travelling on all US-bound flights from next week and can be collected after boarding. Customers will be able to download their work onto a USB before stepping on board to pick up where they left-off. Qatar Airways is offering a special service at the gate for all passengers, whereby any electronic items prohibited by the new ban will be collected and securely packaged. These will be tagged, loaded as check-in baggage and returned safely to the customer on arrival to the US.
Once on board passengers have a choice of over 3,000 entertainment options on the award-winning in-flight entertainment system, dedicated kids activity packs in partnership with Hasbro, luxury amenity kits, a seasonal menu and snack bar, are able to browse the onboard magazines and newspapers, enjoy the lie-flat beds in Business Class and utilise the complimentary Wi-Fi on all flights.
In another move to guarantee the comfort and productivity of all passengers on board US-bound flights, Qatar Airways is providing one hour of free Wi-Fi for all passengers and a special Wi-Fi package of $5 to stay connected for the duration of the whole flight. When most people’s smartphones will be the only device they can take on board this generous offer will ensure passengers can stay connected and stay entertained.