Are there any restrictions on the use of PEDs within the aircraft?

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Yes, there are restrictions. These include:

  • Airplane mode or Flight mode: All PEDs must be in a non-transmitting mode which is normally referred to as Airplane mode or Flight mode during taxiing, take-off and landing. On aircrafts equipped with mobile / data connectivity, customers would be notified of the availability of the service.
  • PEDs heavier than 1 kg or 2.2 lbs weight: For flight safety reasons, the use of PEDs heavier than 1 kg or 2.2 lbs - such as laptops or notebook computers - will not be allowed during taxing, take-off and landing. However, laptops or notebook computers can be used in-flight during cruise phase.

Note that effective 21 March 2017, in accordance with new US government regulations, all passengers travelling on United States-bound flights are prohibited from carrying any electronic devices on board the flight other than cellular and smart phones and medical devices needed during the flight.

Qatar Airways has made special arrangements to assist passengers in securing their devices in the aircraft’s baggage hold. Prohibited devices, including laptops, tablets, DVD players and electronic games, must be carried in checked luggage only.

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