Old Oct 8, 16, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Michael D View Post
Then a MacBook Air is too large (>2lbs)?
Is this sarcastic? I'm not sure who in their right mind would refer to a MacBook Air as a small personal device. It's most definitely not.

Originally Posted by Hipplewm View Post
Also, I am sure apple knew the rules, the 12.9 iPad pro with keyboard is 1.94 pounds, the small one is 1/2 pound lighter.

United is just making arbitrary rules instead of following FAA guidance.
While perhaps The iPad Pro benefits from the fact it is <2 pounds per FAA regs, highly doubt it was built that way because of it. It is a benefit for portable electronics to be as light as possible, not just for FAA regs, but in more cases so it is lighter to carry around.

Also, my belief also that it was at carrier discretion what was considered large or not. There's a lot of things carriers can mandate differently than the FAA - for example, carry on bag dimensions which are max 22" Long k. UA - which are not at the FAA max on UA but aren't made up rules.
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