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Airline prohibits travelers from carrying AirTags in their luggage

There are many travelers who usually carry the devices AirTags in your bags to avoid losing them. However, recently, an airline has communicated its prohibition since they would pose a risk to the flight.

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It was the German airline Lufthansa that, through a tweet, made this decision known. “According to ICAO guidelines, baggage sniffers are subject to dangerous goods regulations”, they pointed out

The regulation they are based on is the International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulation on lithium batteries that baggage trackers are supposed to use.

Although it is true, these batteries are considered dangerous goods; however, they are not the ones used on AirTags. According to the AppleInsider medium, andn actually these use some CR2032 button cell batteries that are not lithium ion and, in addition, are very small “to be considered a problem under the guidelines.”

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The media contacted aviation experts and they pointed out that said prohibition is not based on anything in the regulation. One of them even suggested that this is “a way to prevent Lufthansa from embarrassing lost luggage.”

AppleInsider tried to contact the airline but did not get a response.

Source: Elcomercio

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