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Virgin Australia Bans All MacBooks From Checked-In Baggage

Virgin Australia has updated its baggage policy with an important message that confirms all Apple MacBooks in checked-in baggage. But they will allow them on flights if you carry them onboard within carry-on baggage. A policy which will be in place until “further notice”.

The new policy is due to a worldwide voluntary recall of specific MacBook Pro models by Apple. One which was announced back in June and affects those with older-generation 15-inch MacBook Pros. Models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 contain a battery which “may overheat and pose a safety risk”.

While the recall is limited, almost all MacBooks look very similar in appearance. As a result, Virgin Australia has chosen to ban all MacBooks from their flights unless you carry them onboard. With an important information message on their website that reads:

“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. No Apple MacBooks are permitted in checked-in baggage until further notice.”

Virgin Australia

More information on the MacBook Pro voluntary recall can be found on Apple’s website. While Virgin’s baggage policy regarding MacBooks and more can be found here.

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