I apologize for asking a question similar to previously asked questions (such as this one), but I've seen conflicting statements on the matter, and wanted to learn from first hand experience.
I've seen a report from 5 July 2017 that US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines:
Turkish Airlines said it was also now allowing passengers travelling to the US to take their laptops onboard.
However, I just booked a Turkish Airlines flight from Israel to the US via Istanbul, and got the following message in the confirmation email:
New Cabin Device Rules
Please be aware of the new cabin device rules on your flight.
Under the new rules, all electronic devices larger than 16cm long, 9.3 wide or 1.5cm deep, must be packed into luggage going into the hold. They are no longer allowed in the cabin.
Which of these two statements correct? I rather not check-in my laptop, since checked luggage has a risk of being lost.
Has anyone recently boarded a Turkish Airlines flight in Istanbul and was able to take a laptop on board?