Flying direct from Kuwait to US got a bit more complicated with the recent electronics ban. The ban has been applicable on few Middle East & Africa countries.
The list of airports that would follow the electronics ban are:
- Cairo, Egypt
- Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Istanbul; Doha, Qatar
- Amman, Jordan
- Kuwait City
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Airways said in a statement that the new rules affect on US-bound flights from 10 airports in Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Passengers can enjoy Kuwait Airways online booking for direct or connecting flights to all major destinations at Rehlat.com.sa. Being one of the largest international airlines in the Middle East, Kuwait Airways online booking is available for all 36 international destinations at Rehlat.com.sa. Check out Kuwait Airways flight schedule, check-in time, checked baggage info and much more.
In order to ensure guests comfort and safety, Kuwait Airways applied new restrictions from 23rd March 2017. However, the restrictions will not apply to following electronic devices: mobile phones, smart phones, or any medical devices that can be accompanied by an authorised medical document.
Kuwait Airlines will not allow any electronic device larger than a smart phone or a mobile. Such items include: tablets, portable DVD players, laptops, and cameras. These will be allowed in checked baggage. The new rules do apply to American citizens flying on those flights, but not to flight crew members on those carriers.
Kuwait airways said in a statement that the airline will support US Homeland Security with all new restrictions on its 36-destinations and further added that the airline is not responsible for loss or damages of the prohibited items. If restricted electronic devices are not placed in the checked-baggage at the first point of flight departure, passengers can expect the airline to seize the restricted items or devices by security personnel at the airport.
The other nine airlines that serve direct flights to the United States from those airports are Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, EgyptAir, Etihad Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.