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AA Enforcement Question: FAA Ban Overheating 15 Inch MacBook Pros

AA Enforcement Question: FAA Ban Overheating 15 Inch MacBook Pros

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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:08 am
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AA Enforcement Question: FAA Ban Overheating 15 Inch MacBook Pros

Hey DAArksiders,

Wanted to get your thoughts on AA's enforcement response to the FAA banning 15" MacBook Pros sold from 2015-17 that are potentially overheating due to battery issues. Apple is offering a free fix, so once fixed, how is AA going to know whether a particular lap top has been remedied. Cannot imagine that GAs/FA's are going to have a manifest to check individual serial numbers. Think it will be a blanket ban on them or admonition just not to use them during flight or perhaps something altogether different? Any thoughts or similar experiences would be welcomed!

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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:12 am
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I imagine it will be a blanket ban similar to the Samsung issue.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 12:53 pm
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This is what the FAA website says:

"If a product that is dangerous goods or that contains a dangerous goods component (e.g., battery) is subject to a safety recall related to the dangerous goods, it must not be carried aboard an aircraft or in baggage unless the recalled product/component has been replaced or repaired or otherwise made safe per manufacturer/vendor instructions. The FAA and your airline may offer further public guidance on individual recalled products."

I would carry the repair receipt with you to present if there are questions.
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