Airlines in the US, Thailand and India banned MacBooks from hold luggage earlier this month - and now Australian airlines have made the move.
In an announcement on its website on Sunday, SIA said that customers are to refrain from bringing the affected models as carry-on items or in checked baggage until the battery has been verified as safe or replaced by the manufacturer.
"No Apple MacBooks are permitted in checked in baggage until further notice".
Thai Airways, on the other hand, have banned all MacBooks Pros manufactured within the affected dates, between September 2015 and February 2017, regardless if their serial numbers were recalled or not.
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Meanwhile in Asia, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific have also banned the recalled MacBook Pro from operating in their flights.
If your computer might be affected, you're going to want to read this before your next trip. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also examining this latest fear in the skies and may ban affected models of MacBook Pro on board desi airlines.
The ban applies to all MacBook models, including the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.
'Customer safety is always Apple's top priority and we have voluntarily chose to replace affected batteries, free of charge'.
The safety of our guests and crew is always our highest priority. "Customers should visit apple/support/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall for details on product eligibility and how to have a battery replaced, free of charge". The FAA reminded airlines to follow existing safety guidelines issued in 2016, which say electronics with recalled batteries should not be allowed on flights as cargo or carry-on luggage. To see if your MacBook is among those banned/affected, you will have to check the serial number of the device. The worst case so far is when flying with Virgin Australia as the airline has chose to ban all Apple laptops from checked-in luggage.