Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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?
Member since 25 Jun 2012
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Member since 22 Oct 2012
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And for a more descriptive answer: Definitely Not.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
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.
Member since 01 Feb 2012
Total posts 218
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.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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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.
I've been to countries where this was ok, I cant remember where.. but in Australia, no.
Great thanks guys. Yes it is a SSD Macbook, any reference for just saying no?
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