Malaysia Airlines has announced that selected 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops which were manufactured between September 2015 and February 2017 are now no longer permitted to be on its flights as checked baggage. This following the worldwide recall that Apple has issued back in June.
According to the brief statement on its official website, the national carrier still allows users to bring the MacBook Pro into aircraft as carry-on luggage though. As for customers that already changed the battery on their affected unit, they must present documentation or receipt that proved the exchange have been done.
Following Apple’s worldwide recall of the 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop batteries sold between September 2015 and February 2017, Malaysia Airlines passengers are not permitted to carry the affected model as checked baggage. More info: https://t.co/2uFc59HLWn
— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) September 3, 2019
Prior to this, other Malaysian carriers such as Air Asia and Malindo Air has issued a similar ban to its customers as well. However, both airlines pretty much restricted the affected MacBook Pro from being carried into their flights regardless of whether as checked or carry-on items.
With that, do check out the status of your MacBook Pro on Apple Malaysia’s website to see if you are affected. If the answer is yes, then get the battery replaced (and peace of mind) for free.