Etihad Airways announce changes to approved onboard items on flights to the US

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Travel News 23 Mar 2017

Following a directive from US authorities, Etihad Airways have been advised that guests travelling to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport are not permitted to carry electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone on board.

Mobile phones and medical devices are permitted but larger items including laptops, tablets, cameras and e-readers will need to be placed into baggage that is checked in. This must be done at the start of your journey. The ban does not affect flights leaving from the US towards Abu Dhabi and beyond.

These new rules come into effect for flights to the US via Abu Dhabi, starting 25 March.

Any guests travelling to the UK via Abu Dhabi are not affected by the directive from the UK authorities.

More entertainment on board at Etihad Airways

All our US flights have power and USB points at every seat, mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity, hundreds of hours of inflight entertainment including the latest movies, TV series, boxsets, music, interactive games, seven channels of live sports and news and a wide selection of children’s programming. All children receive a kid’s pack with games and toys, and our Flying Nanny is on board to help parents.

Additional baggage options

Additional baggage allowance can be bought at Etihad website for a 20% saving on airport rates. Etihad Guest Silver, Gold and Platinum members are entitled to additional baggage allowance.

Our latest update and source from etihad.com.