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User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Hi There,

I want to take my laptop with me on a flight soon. I am not allowed to use it during flight I suppose? And how to deal with customs? Can it go through xray? Or do they check it manually?

Thanx for the info!

Cheers,
Schreiner


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1800 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.


Big777jet




User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1798 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  Smile


User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1796 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.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1778 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.

Patrick


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

So the laptop bag will go tru xray, but the laptop itself won´t? I fly from AMS to EDI, do that wont be any problems.

Thanx for all your info!

Cheers,
Schreiner
Amsterdam



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

So the laptop bag will go tru xray, but the laptop itself won´t?

No no, laptop and bag go separately through x-ray (at least in the USA), sorry if there was any misunderstanding.

Have a nice trip!

Patrick


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Patrick; thanks for your info on this. I don't have to announce to the customs that its a laptop, if it don't hurt the laptop, I guess that it can through xray without announcing?

Cheers,
Schreiner



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

The laptop out-of-the-bag thing seems to depend on the country, US and Oz you need to get the damn thing out (ditto shoes off), elsewhere just sling it through the x-ray no worries.

I often use it in-flight, very useful time to catch up on work. In biz and first you can plug in and get power out of the armrest.



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User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1563 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.

Hope this helps.

-76M



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