by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Four out of every 10 travelers say they will be affected by the U.S. electronics ban imposed by the Trump administration on non-stop flights to America from 10 Middle Eastern and North African airports, according to a survey released this month.
Forty-percent of the business and leisure travelers questioned by ExpertFlyer said “they would be directly impacted” by the ban and 40% of those—nearly half—said they would “reroute their itinerary to avoid the inconvenience.”
Gary Leff, author of the aviation site A View From the Wing, analyzed the results for ExpertFlyer.
He said the U.S. electronics ban has had a “dual impact” on the travel industry.
“Less people are traveling from these cities and the airlines have reduced the number of scheduled flights. As with the airline industry in general, this situation is creating an ever-changing dynamic that continually needs to be monitored,” Leff said.