Now it’s Air New Zealand Prohibiting Pax From Using Baggage Trackers

Following a baggage tracker PR fiasco when Lufthansa appeared to ban, then reversed itself on pax using Apple AirTags to track luggage, Simple Flying reports Air New Zealand is going down a similar path.

According to changes to the carrier’s web site: "As products such as the AirTag and Tile are portable electronic devices that cannot be turned off, dangerous goods regulations currently prohibit them from being carried in checked-in luggage," Air New Zealand says.

However, it too is waffling. The airline’s advisory says that pax are not entirely prohibited from using tracking devices, only trackers with an automated on/off feature cannot be used in flight. Trackers that can be manually switched off are allowed. Additionally, Air New Zealand says it will be reviewing baggage trackers early in 2023, and currently there is no indication of how the carrier intends to enforce its quasi-ban.

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