No laptop, no problem: Qatar Airways will lend you one of theirs
The recent ban on electronics aboard planes is proving to be very inconvenient for some travelers. This is doubly true for business travelers, who often work on their laptops during long trips. Qatar Airways' new rental service aims to help out its patrons by offering them replacement devices that can be used during flight.
In a press release published on its website, the Doha-based airline has announced a "Laptop Loan" service. This service temporarily provides a laptop to US-bound, business class passengers who are affected by the ban; other passengers are not eligible for the service. Borrowing a laptop is free; the only condition is that it is returned when the flight is over. To make sure that the switching-over process is as convenient as possible, the airline also offers USB flash drives, so that passengers can transfer any necessary files between their personal notebook and its replacement.
As for the left-out economy and first class passengers, they'll have to be content with Qatar Airways' announcement of complimentary WiFi for all. It's not much, but free WiFi should help keep their minds on their phones and off the bothersome ban which, according to some reports, may last indefinitely.