Virgin Australia on Apple MacBooks today:
Due to a worldwide recall by Apple of a number of Apple MacBook batteries, ALL Apple MacBooks must be placed in carry-on baggage only. No Apple MacBooks are permitted in checked in baggage until further notice.
The recall being referred to is one Apple announced back on June 21st. A voluntary program, owners of MacBooks manufactured between September 2015 & February 2017 are being asked to bring their laptops into an Apple reseller for a free replacement.
The Australian aren’t the only airlines taking steps (albeit 3 months after the fact) with Singapore & Thai airways banning the laptops from their planes entirely.
Guests flying on these airlines with any Apple laptop will be asked to prove they’re not a part of the recall – although they’ve not detailed how.