Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his suitcase at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City before boarding a flight to the United States on March 23, 2017. AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat
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Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free Wi-Fi and better in-flight connectivity for smartphones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States.A Turkish Airlines official said it was working on rolling out a system to allow passengers to use 3G data roaming on mobile phones to connect to the internet in-flight, and planned to make Wi-Fi freely available on some aircraft from next month. Emirates passengers can access limited free Wi-Fi or pay $1 for 500 MB.
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