More airlines ban MacBook Pros in checked luggage

thejakartapost.com

Restrictions on MacBook Pro laptops on flights spread, with Qantas Airways barring some models from checked-in luggage on concern that batteries could catch fire.


All 15-inch versions of Apple’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. Rival Virgin Australia Holdings went further on Aug. 26, banning all Apple laptops from checked-in luggage.


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.

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 14:52:35

  
  

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