Why you may not be able to take your Apple Macbook in your hand luggage

The summer is well and truly over, and it’s time to start looking at the best destinations for some winter sun.

But before you pack your favourite summer dresses and memorise the simple steps to falling asleep on a plane, you might want to make sure that your laptop is fit for travel.

EasyJet has announced that there will be a ban on charging or turning on any Apple Macbook laptops bought between September 2015 and February 2017 during your flight.

In a statement on the EasyJet website, a spokesperson wrote: ‘In light of the recent EASA guidance 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.

‘If such a device is taken on board, the passenger is required to keep it switched off and not use or charge the device.’

The EASA guidelines said: ‘Only selected product serial numbers are affected. Apple has offered to replace the batteries for eligible devices free of charge.’

Expanding on the new legislation, EasyJet told the Express: ‘In light of the recent EASA guidance concerning MacBook Pros, customers 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 in flight.

‘This guidance is highlighted on our website and the cabin crew will make PAs onboard to advise customers.’

Now you know, incase you were planning on working/watching a film/using the time to write that novel you’ve been meaning to start for the last five years.

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