After several overseas airlines issued a ban on carrying MacBook Pro, now it was the turn of the domestic airlines that issued the same ban.
The airline Garuda Indonesia has officially issued a ban on bringing MacBook Pro laptops on board. Of course only the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models are not allowed to carry.
This prohibition is also the same as the rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Virgin Australia, and other airlines and aviation regulators.
This prohibition is caused by Apple issuing an announcement regarding several 15-inch MacBook Pro products in 2015 that have battery flaws that cause flammable batteries.
Apple opened a free battery replacement program for this MacBook Pro. Users are expected to immediately bring the 15-inch MacBook Pro products to the Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.
It is still unclear whether Garuda Indonesia will allow the MacBook Pro that Apple has repaired the battery or not. Some regulators such as the FAA allow the MacBook Pro, whose batteries have been repaired by Apple.
The case of products that are not allowed to be carried on planes is actually not new. Some other products have also been banned from being carried on planes. One that was also viral was the prohibition on bringing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to the plane.
Source CNN Indonesia