Can I leave my MacBook Pro in my briefcase through security?

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flex737

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Member since 02 Mar 2013

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Can I leave my MacBook Pro in my briefcase through security? Classified the same as an iPad as the battery cannot be removed?

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

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no.

Phil Young

Qantas

Member since 22 Oct 2012

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And for a more descriptive answer:  Definitely Not.

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Member since 28 Sep 2011

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Unfortunately the aviation security people fail to understand that SSD laptops such as Macbook are not a problem.  Only those with magnetic storage media (traditional hard drive) actually need to be removed. But, as usual, one size fits all.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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OP didn't even say he had a retina macbook pro, so quite possibly it isn't solid state. That it isn't removable isn't relevant.

watson374

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Correct, the airport goons will require you to remove it anyway.

It's a grey area, though, as some MacBooks still have the old drives. 

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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I've been to countries where this was ok, I cant remember where.. but in Australia, no.

flex737

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Member since 02 Mar 2013

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Great thanks guys. Yes it is a SSD Macbook, any reference for just saying no? 

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