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
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
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.