Following a ban of ALL Apple MacBooks in checked luggage by Virgin Australia, more airlines are now banning Apple MacBook Pros in checked luggage.
Restrictions on MacBook Pro laptops on flights spread, with Qantas Airways Ltd. barring some models from checked-in luggage on concern that batteries could catch fire.
All 15-inch versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Pro must be carried in the cabin and switched off, Qantas said in a statement Wednesday. The rule went into effect Tuesday morning… Australia’s two biggest airlines join a growing list of carriers and jurisdictions across the world cracking down on the portable computers out of concern some could self-combust.
The models in question are some 15-inch MacBook Pros sold from September 2015 to February 2017.
Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Thai Airways International PCL have already stopped passengers from taking any of the affected models on their aircraft.
MacDailyNews Take: Unfortunately, telling affected models from unaffected/fixed units is problematic for airlines and can affect customers who are carrying any Apple MacBook/Air/Pro notebook.