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Travelling Via Commercial Flight, Want to Know Which Airlines Allow GPS Aboard Aircraft?


If you will be traveling on a commercial flight soon you may be wondering if it is okay to take your handheld GPS along with you on your plane and track your progress. The answer… it depends.

Some airlines are fine with it, some are not. And just because the airline is okay with it doesn’t mean that the crew on your flight will be okay with it. So first you must be traveling on an airline that allows it and second the crew of your airplane must be okay with it.

A list has been compiled that shows which airlines are okay with personal GPS and which airlines are not. You can view the list and then follow any crew instructions regarding its use.

2 Responses

  1. I have a flight next week on Spirit Airlines. Because I am doing considerable driving while in Michigan, I want to take my TomTom GPS with me. I do not feel safe in putting in my checked baggage. I do not want nor care to use it enroute nor on return. Anyone have an experience with Spirit in this sense or application. I would gladly permit the flight attendant take possession of the TomTom during the flight.

    John C. MacKercher - August 22nd, 2008
  2. You can take your GPS with you without any issue– they won’t care you have it one bit.

    Tim - August 22nd, 2008

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