A confusion has been created on Twitter over an exchange of posts between users and the airline Lufthansa about Apple’s AirTags. It all started with a doubt based on a rumor, however, the German company responded by confirming that it was banning apple trackers from luggage on its flights. However, the brand ended up denying itself after being questioned by the specialized vehicle airways.
First, Twitter user David Thomas posted on the social network asking if the company has banned Apple AirTags from its flights. He tagged the company waiting for a response, which didn’t take long to surface:
Hi David, Lufthansa is banning activated AirTags in luggage as they are classified as dangerous and need to be turned off.
Then, another user questioned the reason, which was pointed out by the firm to be related to the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) guidelines. Apparently, due to its broadcasting functions.
Several people took advantage of this answer to question it even further, but the company simply stopped giving feedback on the subject on the social network.
Oh! But the plot didn’t stop there.
Finding the situation at the very least strange, the specialized aviation vehicle airways contacted the airline to clarify the matter.
She replied that “it has not banned AirTags and there are no guidelines or regulations from Lufthansa to ban these objects. There is permanent ICAO regulation on such devices, but that has nothing to do with our firm or any other brand.”
In other words, it looks like someone on the company’s Twitter has rushed the posts on the social network.
Ban could not take place even if Lufthansa wanted
As explained by Apple Insiderthe regulation that the German firm’s tweet cited involves lithium batteries, used in gadgets like the MacBook Pro, for example.
However, AirTag batteries are too small to be considered a problem under ICAO guidelines. In addition, the power cells of this apple accessory are CR2032, that is, they are not lithium ions. Therefore, they are not part of this regulation mentioned in the tweet.
The truth is that this object from Apple has become important for those who travel frequently by plane, as it helps in the location of luggage and belongings. Facilitating in cases of loss.