- Tram Ho
After Vietnam, India, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Virgin and Qantas Airlines of Australia also enacted a ban on boarding and transporting MacBook Pro devices. The reason is that earlier in June, Apple announced a recall program for some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because the battery could overheat, causing a fire hazard. Every 15-inch MacBook Pro (2015) sold from September 2015 to February 2017 has a battery fault.
Some users think this is an overreact and some airlines have banned the Pro in carry-on baggage before, while not checked baggage. But to ensure safety, the airlines that issued the ban also banned luggage in the cabin.
In fact, the ban like this is true but still affects the work and time of flight users. Not all security officers and airport personnel know how to identify a sample in the influence area, so almost everyone who uses a MacBook Pro with a design similar to the one in the prohibited rules will be held to checking and worse, may have to leave the device at the airport.
This is the first time a line of computers has been banned from flying.
|On the flight, if the crew finds passengers carrying and using 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops (2015) manufactured and used between September 2015 and February 2017, are recalled, The crew immediately instructs passengers to perform the required operations such as turning off the computer, not charging the battery, and following the manufacturer’s response procedure. Airlines must report to the Department of Aviation as soon as the relevant violations.|
Only the 2015 Mid 15 MacBook Pro is banned
|For MacBook Pro users affected, Apple offers a free battery replacement program and you can enter the device’s serial number at support.apple.com to check if your device is in the battery replacement area. or not. Note: 15-inch MacBook Pro (Mid-2015) sold between 9/2015 – 2/2017 can enjoy this service and does not extend the standard warranty coverage of 15-inch MacBook Pro in general.|
Source : ictnews