Dell Computers on an Airplane: A Comprehensive Guide

Dell is currently grappling with a significant problem involving 4.1 million of their laptop batteries. If you own a Dell laptop, it’s advisable to visit this site to check if your battery is affected.

This situation is not only problematic for Dell but also for those who frequently travel with their laptops. Qantas, an Australian airline, has implemented a policy that allows passengers to carry Dell laptops onboard, provided they do not use them on battery power.

Instead, the batteries must be removed, and the laptops need to be powered through an onboard outlet, if available.

Dell likely hopes that other airlines will not adopt similar restrictions, considering the substantial number of business travelers who prefer Dell laptops.

Thanks, Gordon.


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