Royal Jordanian Airlines mock Trump after his laptop ban
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 25, 2017,
Mar 25, 2017, 3:03
Royal Jordanian posted the 12 ideas - which include saying "hello to the person next to you" and "analyse the meaning of life". Spend an hour deciding what to watch.
As questions persist about whether or not the rationale for the bans of large electronic devices in the passenger cabins of airliners flying into the US and United Kingdom lie with some commercial motivation, the European Commission has called for a special security coordination consultation during a regularly scheduled meeting in Brussels next week with all EC member states to "assess" them and discuss security risks at third-country airports.
Royal Jordanian, which flies to New York, Chicago and Detroit, will begin enforcing the ban Friday. Britain announced similar restrictions.
Although the UK Government has not given a start date for the ban, it has said that airlines are in the process of implementing it.
Royal Jordanian Airlines brilliantly trolled the Department of Homeland Security and President Donald Trump's ban against electronics larger than a smartphone on certain flights from specific airports.
The US ban took effect on Tuesday, with a Saturday morning deadline for compliance.
Since then, the carrier has been trying to cheer up passengers and potential customers with humorous Twitter messages.
"Every week a new ban". Travel to the USA since you can.
The poet Langston Hughes said that humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it. It promises that "No one can ruin our in-flight fun".
The list posted on the Royal Jordanian's social media accounts advised passengers to "read a book", "reclaim territory on armrest", and "think of reasons you don't have a laptop or tablet with you".
Cellphones and anything needed for medical treatment are exempt from the restrictions, but laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games are required to go into checked baggage.
Travellers can also lose precious work time without access to laptops on long-haul flights.