Lufthansa interprets a rule in its style: It goes wrong
The AirTags experiment has not gone well for Lufthansa. The German airline began last weekend to harass customers who used these trackers in their bags. People complained on Twitter, and the company’s official profile responded by stating that the use of the AirTags was in violation of International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines.
The information was published in several tweets. They did not all come from the same employee, since Lufthansa workers sign the tweets with their name when they write on the social network. Come on, we can rule out that an employee lost his grip. Information came clearly from above. In any case, this measure has not lasted long, because they did not imagine that the move was going to turn out so badly for them.
Lufthansa backs down: You can use your AirTags
Like debating against a wall. When Lufthansa customers asked for explanations to the company about this ban, they went off on a tangent with the ICAO guidelines. This regulation is in charge of regulating the devices that can be carried during a flight. However, those of us who cover the news do not take two minutes to verify that AirTags are not included in the list of prohibited devices, since they do not have a battery, nor do they emit high frequencies that could interfere with the proper functioning of an aircraft.
Some experts in the airline world dared to say that the ban was nothing more than a company’s attempt to avoid lawsuits over lost luggage.
With the regulations ahead, Lufthansa continued to insist on social networks about his posture. So much so that the soap opera ended up reaching aviation authorities in Germany. Finally, the obvious happened. The authorities evaluated the problem and ended up stating that Apple’s location devices do not pose a risk to flights. Neither by the use of the button cell, nor by the radio frequency itself.
Lufthansa seems not to have informed its workers yet
It is useless that the German authorities end up giving the reason to the consumer if in the boarding queue, a Lufthansa worker does not let you get on the plane because of carrying an AirTag.
As well, AppleInsider, which is the medium that has moved the most to uncover all this mess, has recently contacted six anonymous workers of this company. When asked about this controversy, three of them still thought they were banned. Two had never even heard of the ban. And the third didn’t know what an AirTag was.