More Airlines Ban Use of Some Battery-Operated Laptops

Concerns about fire hazards posed by overheated laptop computer batteries have prompted three international airlines to stop passengers with Dell Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. laptops from using the batteries in flight, the Wall Street Journal reports. The bans, which have received little publicity, have been enacted on all flights by Virgin Atlantic Airways, which is based in Britain; Korean Air, South Korea's largest airline by revenue; and Qantas Airways of Australia. Though no U.S. airlines have followed suit, the bans potentially affect thousands of American travelers who fly internationally. Passengers in first- and business-class seating can use electrical outlets in their rows, but the power sources aren't available in most coach sections.

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.
Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Rocky Mountaineer's first route in the United States will be a two-day rail journey between Denver, CO,  and Moab, UT. Read more here.

South Africa announced this week the country is now open to all international travelers. Here's what you need to know.

The F.A.A. has rescinded its Emergency Order of Probation on the Boeing 737 Max, meaning carriers can receive the proper certificates to fly again.