Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
You can carry on laptop and you have to pull your laptop out of the case to the X-Ray. It won't hurt the laptop thru X-Ray. While in flight, you can use laptop when the seat belt lights off or you hear annoucment over PA. Enjoy your next flight and safe trip.
Leviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
Usually you ARE allowed to use it, but only after cruising altitude is reached. I use mine regularly.
It is no problem at the X-rays (by the way the check in luggage is x-rayed to) except if you are traveling to some very undeveloped country. Customs is okay, but I depends on where your going, places like Syria doesn't really like computers
Kempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
You can use it during flights, at least in the United States. It has to be turned off during take off and landing. Security scanners and x-ray machines will not damage it. If you are taking it out of the Schengen and into another customs jurisdiction, verify with the embassy what their rules on temporary import of laptops are.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Big777jet is absolutely correct! I don't know if you have also to put out your laptop of the case when you are flying within Europe, when I flew DUS-TXL a few month ago I could leave it in my trolley, in July in JFK they said I have to put it out but on this flight I didn't carry my laptop along with me.
N6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
I know this is paranoid but, be careful what you have on the computer. Depending on where you are traveling, containing any sort of pornography or political material on the computer can get you in a lot of trouble.
Make sure you back up your hard drive before you leave. You wouldn't be the first person to have a drink spilled on their computer during a flight.
Depending on the airline you are flying and the class you are in, the seat might have a laptop power port. However, you will need a special adapter to use it.