The agency toldBloombergin a statement that it’s “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.” It has already alerted major airlines about it, telling them to adhere to the agency’s 2016 safety instructions for devices with recalled batteries. As such, you can’t take an affected laptop in your carry-on, and you can’t check it in as cargo either. You can, however, take it on a flight once its battery has been replaced.
Bloombergsays four airlines based in the UK, Italy and Canada managed by Total Cargo Expertise recently implemented the same ban. The company already announced that the MacBook Pro model is no longer allowed in any of its airlines and said its personnel will remind passengers at the gate and before takeoff.