Turkish Airlines to offer free Wi-Fi on US flights starting March 31
REUTERS photoTurkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, will begin offering free Wi-Fi services on its U.S. flights to passengers who have submitted electronic devices larger than mobile phones to airline staff, Turkish Airlines’ chief has said in a tweeted comment.
“Turkish Airlines to offer free WiFi for pax on US flights that hand in their laptop/pads from 31 March #Freetravel,” company CEO Bilal Ekşi tweeted late March 28.
Turkish Airlines has taken a number of measures to avoid potential losses from a U.S. and U.K. ban preventing passengers from keeping large electronic devices in the cabin in flights from a number of Middle Eastern countries and Turkey to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Turkish Airlines personnel began taking passengers’ electronic devices such as tablets and laptops at boarding gates to store them in special containers on March 25.
The devices are handled by specialized staff after the airplane lands and given to their owners in the baggage claim area.
The company said it would guarantee that passengers’ devices would not be damaged or lost, according to company representatives.