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  • #135328

    My wife mentioned to me last night that a flight stewardess friend of hers told her that security (at GRU) was not allowing anyone to board plans with laptops. They are forcing people to leave the laptops in security.
    Anyone hear anything like this?
    Thanks!

  • #135331

    Wellington
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    Would anyone get on plane having abandoned their laptop at the airport? Come on!

  • #135338

    Steven
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    Can you imagine the thousands of business people flying internationally and domestically with laptops? It would cripple the Brazilian economy if business people were not allowed on airplanes with their laptops.

  • #135340

    sven van ‘t Veer
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    [QUOTE=Steven]Can you imagine the thousands of business people flying internationally and domestically with laptops? It would cripple the Brazilian economy if business people were not allowed on airplanes with their laptops.[/QUOTE]
    I remember an incident several years ago. I was in India during the 1st Golf war, when I was going back, BAGS where not allowed topside in the plane, but Laptos where, so, me and several other people had to board the plane with laptops under our arms LOL

  • #135348

    lmaonade5
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    [QUOTE=sven] …during the 1st Golf war….[/QUOTE] ……with General Tiger Woods presiding?

  • #135350

    [QUOTE=zamhick]My wife mentioned to me last night that a flight stewardess friend of hers told her that security (at GRU) was not allowing anyone to board plans with laptops. They are forcing people to leave the laptops in security.

    Anyone hear anything like this?

    Thanks!
    [/QUOTE] Just can’t see it happening most people who travel go with their laptops…no one would travel to Sao Paulo they would go to Rio or some other airport.

  • #135370

    Stein Gee
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    [QUOTE=zamhick]My wife mentioned to me last night that a flight stewardess friend of hers told her that security (at GRU) was not allowing anyone to board plans with laptops. They are forcing people to leave the laptops in security.
    Anyone hear anything like this?
    Thanks!
    [/QUOTE]
    Complete rubbish, flew out of GRU yesterday with my laptop in my carry on baggage.

  • #135785

    Jeroen
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    @ Andrew Are you allowed to enter the plane with liquids? Have they changed this policy? (it was never a problem before) Cheers!

  • #135799

    Anonymous

    Unless it has changed, still minimal liquids in separate bag (this was august i last traveled). up to 3 oz, i think.
    i did go through customs in GRU with a waterbottle though and they didn’t care, in fact i don’t think they even looked at us, we certainly didn’t take off shoes or anything.

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    [QUOTE=3casas]Unless it has changed, still minimal liquids in separate bag (this was august i last traveled). up to 3 oz, i think.
    i did go through customs in GRU with a waterbottle though and they didn’t care, in fact i don’t think they even looked at us, we certainly didn’t take off shoes or anything.
    [/QUOTE] I THINK HE WAS BEING A LITTLE BIT SARCASTIC IN HIS ANSWER

  • #135885

    celso
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    Back to laptops:
    The PF in the Secondary inspection will scan your bags. They then give you the trick question: You are aware of the 500 dollar limit for goods tourists bring into Brazil.” You say “yes.”
    Then they say “Are you bringing any gifts?”
    If you say “yes” the can of worms for taxes is open and they will eat you alive. If you declare the laptop as a gift then you will pay taxes up the gazoo.

  • #136379

    Jabber Jones
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    The only thing I can think of is that Brazilians have to register their laptops before leaving the country in order to not get taxed when they get back. Most high end electronics need to be registered before at the airport.
    Other than that there is no way they can not allow you to fly with your laptop. Business would stop, and besides would you trust the PF at the airport with you 2000 dollar Apple computer? Ha

  • #136856

    enchantbeau
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    [QUOTE=Bahiana77][QUOTE=sven] …during the 1st Golf war….[/QUOTE] ……with General Tiger Woods presiding? [/QUOTE] I think Tiger Woods was in the caddyshack (practising swinging his club) during the 1st Golf War! delco2009-12-15 12:04:55

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    cristycosta
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