A recalled MacBook Pro has been banned on more than a dozen airlines - here are the carriers that won't let you bring the laptop on board
- The Federal Aviation Administration in August that it was banning certain models of the Apple MacBook Pro from flights.
- The ban applies to 15-inch MacBook Pro units primarily sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple said the battery in the affected laptops can overheat, potentially swelling or igniting.
- Affected units are neither allowed on flights inside carry-on luggage or in checked baggage.
- These are the airlines, agencies, and countries that have banned or restricted the recalled MacBook Pro from flights.
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The Federal Aviation Administration announced in August that it was banning certain models of Apple's MacBook Pro from being brought on board flights, whether as cargo, or in passengers' carry-on luggage.The recall, which Apple announced in June, applies to 15-inch MacBook Pro units primarily sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple said the battery in the affected laptops can overheat, potentially swelling or igniting.Advertisement
In a statement, the FAA said it was "aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops" and reminded airlines to follow safety guidelines issued in 2016 about consumer electronics with recalled batteries.
According to those guidelines, electronics with recalled batteries should not be allowed on flights as cargo or in carry-on luggage. That would apply to the affected MacBook Pros.In addition to the FAA, a number of airlines and regulatory bodies throughout the world have issued guidance relating to the hazardous laptops.
Scroll down for a list of airlines, agencies, and countries that have banned or restricted the recalled MacBook Pro from flights.To see if your laptop is affected, visit Apple's recall page and enter the serial number, which can be found by clicking the small Apple logo in the upper-left corner of the menu bar and then clicking "About This Mac."
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