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United will not accept liability for computers or computer related equipment when accepted as checked baggage. Small laptop computers may be considered as carry-on baggage.
Personal electronic devices
It has been determined that certain electronic devices could cause minor interference with aircraft navigational instruments. Therefore, restrictions on the use of personal electronic devices are necessary.
Passengers may turn on and use cellular phones only when the main cabin door is open. Pagers may be used to receive messages at any time.
Devices that may be used only when announced by the flight attendants and the aircraft is above 10,000 feet in altitude:
- electronic games
- personal computers
- entertainment players
- recorders (audio and/or video, such as tape/CD/MiniDisc/MP3 players and camcorders)
- aircraft power ports for laptops.
Devices that are not permitted for use at any time:
- battery-operated personal air-purifying devices
- radio receivers and/or transmitters (including AM/FM/SW, CB and scanners)
- remote-control toys.
Passengers are allowed to use headsets during taxi, take-off and landing on aircraft that are equipped with DIRECTV® and Audio Video On Demand.
Passengers may always use any medically prescribed, physiological instrument, such as a hearing aid or a pacemaker.
Battery-powered hand tools
United will accept battery-powered hand tools as checked baggage as long as the following condition is met:
- The battery must be removed from the battery-powered hand tool to prevent the tool from becoming engaged.
United shall not be liable for battery-powered hand tools. Excess valuation may not be purchased for battery-powered hand tools.