Laptops, Large Devices May Be Banned From Check In Luggage


New Delhi: A large personal devices like laptops may soon be disallowed from check-in bags amid fears that their battery would go undetected and thus lead to drastic consequences, According to a report in The Times of India.

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In case of handbags, the cabin crew now receives training on how to handle fires caused by personal electronic devices, as soon as anyone notices smoke coming out from a bag.

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It must be noted that international aviation agencies are already mulling options to put a ban on large electronic devices from check-in bags. The TOI article adds that India will follow suit if the decision is taken by any leading aviation agency. This was confirmed by a senior DGCA official.

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Currently, power banks, portable mobile chargers, and e-cigarettes are already banned in check-in baggage in India.