Laptoppa Non Gratta: Virgin Atlantic Restricts Dell and Apple Notebooks

Virgin Atlantic becomes the latest airline to limit laptop use on board, thanks to the threat of exploding batteries. Qantas and Korean Air already have imposed restrictions.

The ruling affects both Dell and Apple laptops inflight, because both use Sony-made batteries. Mac owners in the same boat as Dell? Say it ain’t so!

Sir General Richard Branson solemnly requests that you pull the battery out of your machine before getting on board. If you want to fire it up, you’ll need to run the computer on AC power… which you can only do in business class.

Flying coach? You’re screwed.

Virgin tells travellers to remove Apple, Dell laptop batteries [Reg Hardware]