14 August 2019 – In light of the recent EASA guidance EasyJet customers are advised that they are not allowed to switch on or charge older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units supplied by Apple Inc. between September 2015 and February 2017 during their flight. 

The Express UK reports that cabin stewards have been in heated arguments with passengers over what comprises an affected notebook stating, “If it has an Apple logo then its hands-off during flight. We don’t have the knowledge or time to argue whether it is affected or not.”

As for the freight issue – we asked Australia Post/Skytrack for an answer. It responded that Lithium batteries cannot be sent by air and it will assess the MacBooks can’t fly issue and get back to us.

We know Apple will be doing everything it can to contain the issue. Its statement, “Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge.”