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I'm going to travel to Panama City ,and then to Barcelona ( Spain ), but i want to carry my macbook air in a backpack, the only thing that worries me is that my battery is damaged, i had to remove it and now my mac only works plugged in. I had read that some airlines don't let pass, through the security controls, these laptops without batteries. So , is that true? what can i do then? i really need my mac.

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  • Been on 500+ flights globally with my Macbook in my carry on backpack. No one has ever asked me to power it up. Your mileage may vary.
    – Calchas
    Oct 14 '18 at 23:19
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Never had problems with any MacBook !

In any case if they ask you to power it up, you still can plug your MacBook with the adaptater.

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  • The reason to ask you to turn on your computer is to find out that the battery is a real battery and not a bomb, so using a power adapter won't help. Opening it and showing there is no battery should help, but you never know.
    – gnasher729
    Oct 15 '18 at 13:58

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