Now it seems that in the wake of these issues, several airline companies have come forward to announce a partial ban on MacBooks in checked luggages. While you can still bring your laptop with you, they will need to be placed in your carry-on luggage. This isn’t particularly inconvenient and it makes a ton of sense.
This is because should a MacBook catch on fire in the cabin, it can be tended to quickly. This is versus in the cargo bay where no one will know about it until it might be too late. The airline companies that have enacted these bans include Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Virgin Australia.
According to Virgin Australia’s Dangerous Goods page, it reads, “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.”