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Vietnam bans MacBook Pros onboard commercial flights

by VTV422 August 2019 Last updated at 09:32 AM

VTV.vn - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has issued a ban on 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 onboard commercial flights under all circumstances.

The move was in line with a similar ban by the US Federal Aviation on the aforementioned laptops, following Apple's June recall of the model for a free battery replacement to prevent overheating and posing a safety threat. Under the CAAV's instruction, passengers and flight attendants would not be allowed to bring these types of MacBook Pros on board, with the restriction covering both carry-on and checked luggage. Passengers that deliberately violate the instruction could be subject to penalty and be denied permission to board.

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