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Netbook in hand luggage?

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    As of today we own a netbook. :D

    We want to take it to Florida with us so that every night we can empty all our SD cards on to it to store until we get home.

    Having never carried anything more gadgety than a Gameboy on a plane :sorry: what are the rules for netbook things. Size wise it's smaller than a sheet of A4 paper and hardly weighs anything.

    :unsure:
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    I can`t see it being a problem Dawn.
    After all, lap tops are allowed as carry on items. [I always take a Flash Trax with me for exactly that reason as you describe, and I`ve never had a problem in getting it on board with me.]
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    It won't be a problem the only question is whether you'll need to remove it from your luggage to go through security.

    That can be awkward to tell beforehand since an ipad CAN go through in the carry on, as can an iphone, but a laptop can't.

    Easiest thing if unsure is just to take it out anyway :)
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    Never knew that about laptops Keith.
    Is this a relatively new ruling, as I have seen loads of folks using them on board a while back. :unsure:
    As you know though, it`s only fairly recently that we have a laptop so it`s never really been an issue in our household. :lol:
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    You can use them on board Terry :yes: it's just you have to remove them from carry on bags as you go through security and put them through on their own trays (although there are now some TSA approved bags which you can use and keep the laptops in those).

    So it's not a problem, and you can use them :)
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    definitely take it as a carry on, you might be asked to turn it on as well, so make sure its charged
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    Thanks for the clarification Keith.
    I thought I was having yet another "senior moment" there. :lol:
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    I took mine in my handbag last September. :yes: Going through security I simply popped it in a tray. I wasn't asked to turn it on at any point, in fact it caused no bother at all. :thumbsup:

    Handy tip: I put a little Piglet sticker on the underneath of it so I would recognise it instantly if it came through with someone else's. :)
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    Hmmmm, not sure how Adrian would feel about a piglit sticker. :lol:
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    :lol: Maybe a Dilbert one. :D
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    Dawn!!!!!! only 34 days!!!!!!!!!!!! :mental:
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    Put your sprouts on before you go......
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    They've been on for weeks. :wink:
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    Sorry to hijack this threaad!

    Can you use Ipad on the plane?
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    I'm taking mine too only so I can have some adult conversation with you guys it's going to be a lonely 2 weeks for me. Get the violins out lol feeling sorry for myself today
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    Absolutely :yes:

    I loathe the night flight back because I can never sleep and it's just so boring, well this time with the ipad it was fine :D the battery lasted the whole flight too which was just awesome.
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    Great!

    Is there any rules like not to use it when take off or landing?
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    yeah usual stuff, not take off/landing but all the rest of the time is ok. It's the PERFECT companion for a flight IMHO! the size, form factor and everything is perfect. JUST wish the flights all had wifi internet then it truly would be wonderful.

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