“Virgin Atlantic has lifted its total ban on the in-flight use of batteries for any Apple or Dell laptop,” Scott Mckenzie reports for ZDNet Australia.

“The airline recently banned the onboard use of Apple and Dell laptops if the batteries were not removed, following last month’s recall of more than five million batteries from the computer makers. The decision followed similar restrictions by Qantas and Korean Air,” Mckenzie reports.

“In the latest update on its site Virgin Atlantic has said that passengers ‘wishing to use an Apple or Dell laptop on board can only do so once the laptop serial number has been checked by a member of the cabin crew,'” Mckenzie reports. “Only a small portion of the computer makers’ laptops are affected by the faulty batteries — made by Sony — which both Dell and Apple have claimed could overheat and catch fire.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Guess they finally got sick of being called idiots by paying customers who wish to use their Apple MacBooks or Dell CrapBooks that have absolutely nothing to do with the Sony battery recall.

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