Air India Requests Passengers Not to Fly With Older 15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptops

Air India Requests Passengers Not to Fly With Older 15-Inch MacBook Pro Laptops

Air India is requesting Apple MacBook owners not to fly with their laptops

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Air India made a request to its passengers based on DGCA advisory
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between specific dates are affected
  • Apple had begun its recall programme back in June

In compliance with the advisory issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), national carrier Air India on Saturday requested passengers not to carry “15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.” To recall, Apple had in June announced a recall programme over a fire safety risk, while the US FAA had announced a ban on affected MacBook Pro models last month.

Issuing a public note on Twitter, Air India said, “In view of the advisory by DGCA regarding the transportation of affected lithium batteries by Air, we request our Passengers not to carry 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (purchased between September 2015 – February 2017) as checked-in or hand baggage.”