Virgin Atlantic has altered its sweeping policy
of banning all Inspiron, Latitude, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries from its flights, saying "If the battery is identified as being from the affected batch as identified by Apple
, the battery must be removed. In cabins where the seats are fitted with In Seat Power Supplies, leads/adapters will be offered. Where no ISPS is provided or no laptop leads/adapters are available, the use of these affected laptops is prohibited." No word yet on whether Qantas
or Korean Air
has gotten the memo that it doesn't need to forbid every
Dell laptop under the sun on their flights as well. But we've yet to hear of airlines banning Panasonic
, and IBM laptops
-- something that may be coming sooner than you think, if someone doesn't figure out pretty fast what the devil is going on.