* photo courtesy of ENgadget
As reported by ENgadget:
Virgin Atlantic is now the third airline to take issue with Sony's exploding batteries, and is playing it safe by requiring the removal of batteries from all Inspiron, Latitude, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. Of course, that includes a wide swath of laptops that aren't affected at all by the recall, but them's the breaks. Virgin was gracious enough to allow laptop use without a battery -- if you're lucky enough to sit close enough to an in-seat power supply -- but otherwise users of two of the most popular brands in laptops had better bring a book or prepare to acquaint themselves well with a few in-flight magazines.
This is just Branson's way of getting back at Apple for pushing Virgin MP3 players out of the market. I'm not sure if there's any animosity between Jobs and Branson - there doesn't seem to be any friendship though.
[NOTE] Never thought I would be able to title a story with Ransoming Virgin