A German aircraft carrier banned passengers from using AirTag trackers

A German aircraft carrier banned passengers from using AirTag trackers

During air travel, passengers' luggage is often lost, so people increasingly use Apple AirTag trackers to track its location. However, the German national airliner Lufthansa prohibited passengers from using track tags. The company claims that devices such as AirTag are portable electronic devices and therefore fall under the International Civil Aviation Organization regulations on the transport of dangerous goods.

Remember, Apple AirTag's trackling tags are made as a compact key chain that is protected from water, has built-in dynamics, and works on a wireless Bluetooth LE technology. The tracker will be able to find any item by putting it on the map. The device operates in pairs with the "Locator" app for iOS. Apple smartphones with the "U1" chip allow you to search for things with the AirTag tracker with maximum accuracy.

First of all, the ban concerns the signal transmission function by trackers. It must be disabled during flight, similar to the way the rules regulate the transport of smartphones, laptops and other electronics. In fact, passengers can still transport AirTag in their luggage, but the tracker must be turned off, which makes it useless. No other airline company has yet issued a similar ban.