AirTags are forbidden in Germany and Austria

Lufthansa Says Apple AirTags Are Once Again Allowed in Checked Bags

AirTags are all over the airport. They have even been showing up in checked bags.

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January 19, 2017 8:14 AM

Lufthansa’s new check-in procedure for Apple AirTags in German- and Austrian-only checked bags is a welcome improvement over its antiquated process for American- and British-issued Apple AirTags in its US-bound flights.

The German airline first updated its American-issued AirTags policy in late-2016, after the arrival of AirPods and the subsequent rollout of AirPods Pro to passengers, which made them incompatible with Apple AirTags. German- and Austrian-only AirPods and AirPods Pro devices can’t be used on the same aircraft.

Lufthansa’s new approach for AirTags in Germany’s and Austria’s checked-baggage rules is:

The aircrew is first asked to remove the AirPod and AirPods Pro device from the checked-bag.

The device will be handed to the passenger.

The passenger can then place their device in a checked-baggage bag, which will then be removed from the aircraft.

As previously stated, AirPods and AirPods Pro cannot be used on the same flight.

In addition, passengers who forget to declare their AirPod and AirPods Pro device at security screening can still be reimbursed for the cost of a new device, as long as they have an AirPod or AirPods Pro device on the same flight.

The US-bound AirPods Pro are, however, forbidden in Lufthansa’s US-bound flights to Germany and Austria, while American-issued AirTags are allowed.

German- and Austrian-only AirPods and AirPods Pro devices are incompatible with Apple AirTags.

As previously reported, the updated German- and Austrian-only AirPods Pro policy mirrors the company’s US-bound policy. AirPods Pro are forbidden

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