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Midday Minute:Oman Air prohibits carrying certain Apple laptops in checked luggage
September 1, 2019 | 1:11 PM
by Times TV
 
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Oman Air prohibits carrying certain Apple laptops in checked luggage

Oman Air has announced that it will no longer allow older, 15-inch Macbook Pro laptops in checked luggage on its flights.

The airline said the decision was made because of safety concerns regarding the "older models" of the 15-inch Macbook Pro.

These laptops may be brought onto the plane as a part of the carry-on luggage as long as they are switched off for the duration of the flight. This move comes after technology conglomerate Apple determined that some lithium batteries for these devices sold between September 2015 and February are a "fire safety risk".



Apple had previously said that it has found a defect in some of the models, and began a recall programme in June.



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