Lufthansa Says Apple AirTags Are Once Again Allowed in Checked Bags
The airline’s decision follows a ruling earlier this week by a US district court, which ruled that Apple’s AirTags—a built-in barcode scanner—were not a security risk. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was skeptical that the AirTags “threaten to be as invasive as the traditional hidden codes used for baggage checks.”
Still, it’s not clear how this could affect other, non-American airlines. For its part, Southwest Airlines isn’t likely to immediately change its luggage policy.
Apple is appealing this decision, and the company may file another lawsuit against the airline to force it to comply with the ruling.