A few weeks ago we reported that the Federal Aviation Administration decided to ban 15-inch MacBooks Pro (2015 model with Retina display) eligible for all domestic flights. Now, in Australia, measures are also being taken by companies. Virgin australia, Singapore Airlines and Thai airways as for the transportation of these machines, which can be defective and eventually explode.
According to 9to5Mac, the airlines banned all models of MacBooks (not just those eligible for the recall), and it's impossible to carry notebooks in checked baggage. With this, all MacBook owners, regardless of model, should carry their machines in their carry-on luggage, or the one carried in the cabin of each seat.
While some may consider the "ban" to be exaggerated, this is in fact a very sensible approach that can be definitive in the safety of passengers on flights. Unlike the US FAA measure, however, the companies cited will not have to evaluate the serial number of each MacBook to determine whether it is eligible for recall or not, easing the boarding process and ensuring everyone's safety.
The 2015 MacBook Pro battery recall was announced by Apple last June and applies to models sold between September 2015 and February 2017. According to the company, some units contain overheating battery cells and may present risks. of fire.
GOL warns of flying MacBook Pro
In Brazil, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has not issued any official warnings regarding the transportation of MacBooks Pro (or all models in general) on domestic flights. However, GOL may be starting to notify passengers of notebook use while traveling, according to the reader. Cssio Medeiros.
It is not yet known whether there are any restrictions on carrying MacBooks Pro (eligible for recall or not) in checked or carry-on luggage. O contacted ANAC and GOL, and, until the close of this publication, we received no response.
Update 08/28/2019 14:41
Qantas Airways, the largest Australian airline (fleet size), has also adopted a ban on MacBooks, the report said. Cult of Mac.