UAE flights ban MacBook Pro laptops

FlyDubai is the latest airline to issue the ban

UAE flights ban MacBook Pro laptops

If you’re an owner of an older model 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop, it's time to check its battery if you're planning a flight.

Airlines around the UAE are issuing a ban on MacBook Pro Laptops due to overheating in passenger compartments on planes, with FlyDubai being the latest prohibiting the product.

Other UAE-based airlines include Emirates and Etihad Airways, with Emirates banning the product on Sunday (September 8).

Oman Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Virgin Australia are among other companies sharing the rule.

"Following the recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017, we will be unable to accept these devices in hand baggage or checked baggage unless the battery has been replaced," FlyDubai announced on its website.

The US Federal Aviation Administration last month said it alerted major US airlines about Apple’s recall. The FAA reminded airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries, which means the affected Apple laptops should not be taken on flights as cargo or carry-on baggage.

If you're looking to buy flights, Emirates has a flash sale ending on Sunday September 15, while Etihad Airways is having a massive September sale from Abu Dhabi.

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