Australian travellers on Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin flights are now banned from carrying any Apple Macbooks in their checked-in luggage, which means Apple laptops may only be carried on your person as carry-on. However, the laptop must remain switched off for the duration of the flight, according to Qantas and Jetstar requirements.
Thai Airways has also banned all 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 from both checked-in and carry-on luggage entirely, while Singapore Airlines have completely prohibited all of the affected laptops from flights. Commercial flights in the US also announced a ban on carrying the affected range of MacBooks. Indian airlines have proved to be a little more flexible, and have banned passengers from carrying to affected MacBook Pro products in checked-in baggage or hand luggage, unless the battery has been replaced or been deemed safe by Apple
If you’re worried you might own one of these malfunctioning MacBooks, you can check the serial number online HERE.
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