Here's how airlines responded to electronics ban

The airlines turned the ban into a marketing opportunity


News Desk March 28, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

While the United States and the United Kingdom have banned electronic devices on flights from eight countries (most of them from the Middle East), airlines turned the ban into a marketing opportunity.

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Emirates asked the questions "Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?" and mentioned their great in-flight entertainment.



Turkish Airlines tweeted about their "2 billion minutes of entertainment on air", and promised a service that will have their passengers walking on air!



Etihad Airways took a jibe at Donald Trump's campaign slogan, as they tweeted "Make Flying Great Again", reminding passengers of the airline's in-flight entertainment, great food and nanny services.



Qatar Airways reassured passengers by tweeting about their 3,000 channels of in-flight entertainment.



Morocco's Royal Air Maroc urged people to "Relax and watch a flick" because "who really needs laptops and tablets?"



Saudi Arabian Airlines chimed in with this tweet



But it was Royal Jordanian Airlines' series of cheeky tweets that made an impact.

In their first tweet, they listed down activities that passengers could indulge in, including engaging in primitive dialogue, analysing the meaning of life and reclaiming territory on the armrest.



But it didn't stop there! They urged passengers to do what Jordanians did best.



They even wrote a short poem,



Royal Jordanian's tongue-in-cheek humour isn't new. When the US imposed travel restrictions in February, they tweeted the following picture and mentioned the US president by name

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