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Has anyone flew (or will fly) on Etihad/Emirates or Turkish Airlines to the U.S. recently?
As you might already know, in March, the U.S. government has implemented a temporary electronics ban on flights to the U.S. departing from 10 different airports in the Middle East.
However, as of July 5, 3 of those 10 airports in the ME have been allowed to use electronic devices as normal again. Those airlines and respective airports are Emirates from Dubai, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul.
What I wish to know is if you have flown Emirates/Etihad /TK to the U.S. before the ban, and you fly after the ban has been lifted, can you tell me the difference in the level of scrutiny you would face at security? Like suppose just before the ban, you could take liquids over 100 ml on Emirates flights to the U.S. and suppose now after the ban has been lifted, if you have to go through a ‘secondary’ screening point where you cannot take liquids over 100ml, you have to take off shoes, belts, laptops, etc.
I am just curious cause one time, I flew from Hong Kong to San Francisco and was hassled non-stop by security, asking me did I pack my bags, any liquids over 100ml, etc. and that experience made me just want to drive up to Canada and take all my flights from there so I do not have to deal with that extra layer of being hassled (I live in Seattle)