The batteries in their laptop PCs, that is!
Fire-risk worries about the batteries in certain Dell laptops - see this HEXUS.lifestyle.headline about Dell's massive recall programme - resulted in a jumpy reaction from Australian airline Qantas. It instructed all passengers who own Dell PCs to remove their batteries and tape up the contacts, according to the The Sydney Morning Herald.
However, it looks as though Qantas has since scaled things back and is now merely asking passengers carrying Dells to identify themselves to cabin crew - to receive (hopefully battery-specific) personal instructions.
Of course, that wouldn't be a terribly practical idea for Qantas flights leaving the UK if high security levels because of terrorism concerns mean that all airlines are still forcing passengers to put their PCs in the hold, rather than carry them aboard as hand-luggage.
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