MacBook Pro are now banned in Flights – Replace your battery


It’s a downfall moment for the Apple resulting a certain Apple models ban on all commercial Airplanes in the world.

Despite being a top-notch brand all over the world, getting these type of notices from the Aviation industry is something no brand would like to hear.

MacBook Pro laptops are banned on Airplanes

These clearly states that Apple MacBook Pro has some heating issues associated with the MacBook Pro line up between the years 2015 and 2017.

The MacBook Pro models do have heating issues which have the tendency to explode at any moment when the laptops are used extensively or else the natural heating issue.

Due to this, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) banning 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from carrying them into the flights.

These laptops are banned in Hand luggage as well. All electronics are generally allowed in Hand-luggage but MacBook Pro laptops are banned even in Hand luggage.

India is last to address this issue, The European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the American Federal Aviation Administration have already banned the specific models of MacBook in the airlines.


DGCA in its note said, “Consequent upon the recall of a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops by Apple (sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017) due to fears that their batteries may overheat and pose safety risk, DGCA requests all air passengers not to fly with the affected models either as hand-baggage or checked-in baggage until the battery has been verified/certified as safe or replaced by the manufacturer.”

Apple response on this

However, Apple is an expert in bringing the resolutions soon when it comes to their brand flaw.

They have introduced the 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program in which you can check your MacBook by entering your unique serial number. If your eligible for the program, you can find your nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider to get your battery replaced.

The whole process can take upto 1-2 weeks of time. However, you can claim a new battery even if you don’t observe any battery issue. So, don’t hesitate to get this done.

The smartphone ban on Aircraft

The very first stage of this idea started from the ban of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 which can catch fire easily if the battery is overheated. Since then the Aviation industry is keeping an eye on these incidents and making quick decisions to safeguard the passengers.