AirTags in checked luggage are now allowed

Lufthansa Says Apple AirTags Are Once Again Allowed in Checked Bags

Lufthansa Says Apple AirTags Are Once Again Allowed in Checked Bags

Apple AirTags are now allowed in checked luggage from Lufthansa.

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a new air safety bulletin for passengers booking travel on the transcontinental European airlines Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss and Germanwings which has a limit of 1,000 AirTags on the checked bag.

Lufthansa says Apple AirTags are allowed in checked baggage.

With the recent introduction of the first AirTags in checked baggage, the number of checked bags carrying the technology has continued to grow. On a flight from New York to Tokyo, the checked bag on US Airways Flight 1488 had five Apple AirTags in it.

Lufthansa says the AirTags found in checked luggage are for technical reasons only and are not intended to be read. However, all Apple AirTags have been removed from the checked bags of US Airways as a security precaution.

We have noticed a significant increase in AirTags in checked baggage on flights from the United States to destinations outside the U.S.

Lufthansa says: “When a passenger is denied the ability to check their luggage for other reasons, there is often the option to have the item checked in the cabin instead. At this point, however, there is no alternative method for the passenger to obtain the AirTags.

“Therefore, we request the passenger to use the other option, which includes bringing the items to a bag check at baggage claim, until a more permanent solution can be found.”

Lufthansa says the new AirTags in checked luggage are not harmful. They simply make it easier to identify the baggage and for security purposes, as well as privacy and legal reasons.

In the United Kingdom, passengers on flights to or from the United States with checked baggage can check the luggage and have Apple AirTags in it.

Apple AirTags are now allowed in checked bags from Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Australia Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Finnair

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