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DUBAI – Emirates airline has now banned MacBook Pro laptops in both checked-in and carry-on luggage.
Emirates announced the new rule on Sunday, joining Etihad and other airlines in banning the device.
The ban applies to 15-inc MacBook Pro models made between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple had announced a recall of the model, saying the battery may overheat and pose as a safety risk.
“As a safety precaution, travellers will not be permitted to carry these MacBook Pro models as checked or carry-on baggage on Emirates flights unless the battery has been replaced,” Emirates said in a statement.
Etihad Airways last month banned the device on its flights, but said passengers are allowed to bring the laptops in their carry-on luggage provided that the device is switched off throughout the flight.
International airlines Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia have already banned MacBook Pro laptops on flights. ICA/Expat Media
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