What Happen When Airline Banned A Laptop

Hi all, with more laptop being banned by airline I would like to know if anyone has experienced finding out in the airport that their laptop is banned.

I want to know what happen when we only find that out in the airport, even worse when we are on the way back in foreign country. When a laptop being banned, will the airline allow us to bring the laptop but not to be taken to the cabin or we really have to throw it away?

I know that we should check before travelling but it also could happen that the laptop wasn't on the list when we are travelling out and then it made it to the list while we are overseas.

Any experience with that? Thanks.

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  • +2 votes

    What did the airlines say when you called them ?

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      Ask OzBargain.

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        Yeah that is a smart move. When the airline actually stops you from taking one of the banned laptops at the check-in you could now tell them a random stranger on OZB told you that you could and I'm sure they'll let you take it as it is a very valid reason. Works every time!

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    Are you talking about the ban the US placed on some airlines flying from some Middle Eastern and other countries, where you had to place your laptop in your checked baggage? Because I believe that has been lifted.

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    I think the OP is probably referring to the most recent ban of certain mac book pro due to known battery issues.

    and of course the note 7.

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    You go to the post office in the country you are in, and mail it back to your home address i guess.

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      The problem is when you only find out that it's banned when you're in the check in counter.
      Most of airports don't have postage services.

      I'm also curious what the options are if you are in that situation.

      • +1 vote

        The ban appears to be for macBooks of a certain model taht are in the luggage going into the hold. It appears the alternative is to have them as carry-on.

        OP CBF'd googling and prefers that we explode our brains reading pidgin english

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    Are you referring to this that I found googling "laptop ban" (3rd result)

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/virgin-...

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      Thank you for pointing out this article. So it means (in that case in the news at least) that we can't check it in but can bring it with us in the cabin. That's what I usually do anyway.

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        Mate, there were several articles. Did you not google after reading the first one?

        As reply #1 said "what did the airline say when you asked them?"

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        Who actually checks high priced electronic devices (e.g. a MacBook Pro) anyways? That's just asking for it to be stolen.

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          Perhaps not you but people do that all the time. For example a professional photographer with $10,000+ kit and do you think he/she would have to take all their cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. etc. as carry on ?

          There is a thing called travel insurance.

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