LAPTOP AND IPAD BAN
POST Cantona07 DATE March 21, 16:38
Anybody got any views on how a laptop computer will travel in a suitcase – thrown around, bumped and bruised during baggage loading/unloading, not to mention the freezing temperatures at 40,000ft… Can imagine the fun and games unfolding with damage claims to laptops, iPads, etc.
Tom Otley March 21, 16:46
I can only imagine the effect on bookings for big source markets of these airlines (India and China), with passengers intending to travel to and from there to the US with a transit at one of these airports. 1. Passengers can’t work on the flight. 2. They can’t work on the stopover. 3. The electronic item might be damaged. 4. It might be stolen. 5. Lots of companies won’t let a laptop travel in this way for security reasons. 6. They have to trust no one has left their laptop in sleep mode, which might then get damaged and overheat – in the middle of a bag surrounded by clothes… I imagine travellers will immediately start looking for alternative routes and it will affect bookings – which will please the US airlines that have campaigned against the ME3.
MartynSinclair March 21, 16:52
Passengers need to check whether a checked-in laptop is covered on their travel policy.
FDOS_UK March 21, 17:12
For some it’s irrelevant, they cannot check in equipment because of data protection issues. I’m one of them.
Londonfrog March 21, 17:30
These days, governments can sell anything as long as they jam the word “security” in. I’m not buying it. Otherwise, France should be on the list (before UAE) as a country with most terrorist attacks in recent months.