Are you taking your MBP overseas?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jerryk, May 15, 2017.

  1. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    It looks like the US will ban the use of notebooks trips from EU countries this week. I am heading overseas in the next few months and thinking about leaving my MBP at home. Anyone else changing their plans.
     
  2. Bojan macrumors member

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  3. SugaredJuggler macrumors member

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    I just bought a new 2016 15" MacBook Pro for work and need to take it overseas this month. I am hoping that they don't ban notebooks on those flights, however I will be bringing an extra sleeve and case for padding so I can check it in my other luggage.

    We all know how our checked luggage usually gets handled these days
     
  4. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    I likely wouldn't bring my mac if I was only going away for a week to Europe given the circumstances right now. But if a trip was longer and I really needed it, I would bring my it and potentially courier it back if the laptop ban took effect.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Actually, I am canceling my workshop invitations for this year and I will abstain from visiting the USA until they figure out their political mess.
     
  6. xsdeus macrumors regular

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    The whole policy is a huge mess.

    Most laptops are not allowed to be checked in due to the lithium ion battery.
    With the carry-on ban, there's absolutely no way to bring electronics back home with you.

    I'm sure as hell not going to ship my 3.5KUSD laptop, no matter how well-packaged it may be.
     
  7. Aidoon macrumors newbie

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    What a mess, lucky I don't have to fly to the US in the near future. Seriously...
     
  8. jerryk, May 15, 2017
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    Didn't the UK follow the US lead on the ban from the Middle East? If so, they might follow the ban from the continent with looming Brexit.

    I really hope not since I am flying through Heathrow and then to the locations on the continent, and then doing in reverse on the way back to US.
     
  9. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I will be traveling to Europe for three weeks in July. Hope the ban doesn't come. Especially hope it doesn't come after my initial departure. :(
     

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