On August 13th Patently Apple posted a report titled "The FAA is Following Europe's Lead in Banning Certain MacBook Pro Models on U.S. Flights as carry-on Baggage or Cargo." Late yesterday news was published in Australia that both Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia had made announcements about Apple's MacBook Pro.
Technically speaking, Singapore Airlines made their announcement first on Sunday August 25th stating that they were banning some 15-inch MacBook Pro models from all of its flights.
Virgin issued a statement yesterday, according to 7News Australia, that was a little less draconian. There statement read that "Due to a worldwide recall by Apple of a number of Apple MacBook batteries, ALL Apple MacBooks must be placed in carry-on baggage only."
The video below is from Australia's Sky News that reported on this story yesterday evening. The report notes that Virgin Australia has banned travelers from packing Apple MacBooks in their checked baggage due to fears the batteries could catch fire.
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