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Thai Airways Bans Certain 15-inch MacBook Pro Laptops

Thai Airways International has announced that passengers are not allowed to check-in, or carry on-board, any 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops made between September 2015 and February 2017 that are affected by Apple's recent battery recall.

The ban is effective immediately, and applies to all flights operated by Thai Airways.

Consumers can check the serial numbers of affected MacBook Pro laptops on the Apple Support website.

Thai Airways International has announced that passengers are not allowed to check-in, or carry on-board, any 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops made between September 2015 and February 2017 that are affected by the battery recall. The ban is effective immediately and applies to all flights operated by Thai Airways. Click to enlarge.

The laptops were recalled in June as batteries in some of the 15-inch MacBook Pros could overheat and potentially catch fire and pose a safety risk unless they are fixed, or batteries are replaced, as advised by the manufacturer.

 Apple has offered to replace the batteries of eligible devices free of charge.

To avoid any dangerous situations or fire risks, Thai Airways advises passengers to check if their electronic devices are broken, emit heat or smoke. The airline also recommends that if an electronic device falls between the cushions of an aircraft seat, passengers should contact a flight attendant for assistance, and not try to remove it themselves.

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