DGCA ban on MacBook laptops could delay airport security checks | Pune News

PUNE: City airport security checks may take longer due to the ban on certain models of Apple MacBook Pro laptops.
Sources from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said they were ready for the required checks. “We don’t expect any problems. But security checks may take a little longer. No flyer carried the device on Tuesday. If travelers have the device, we are required to make appropriate checks before allowing it on the plane, ”a source at Pune airport told TOI.

The ban on certain models of Apple MacBook Pro laptops has been imposed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) amid fears of fire from faulty batteries. A source at the airport said information about the restriction was circulating among the flyers, announced during security checks and notices about it had been published.
On Monday, a passenger flying from Pune to Chennai on a GoAir flight took to social media for answers. “If my MacBook Pro laptop is safe according to the serial check on the Apple website link, can I still carry it ?. If necessary, serial numbers can be rechecked by airport authorities. I tried calling their customer service center and regional office… They’re not responding, ”posted the passenger with a picture of the eligibility criteria on the website.
Vishnu Samanta, who checked his device and found it to be in good condition, said he would not wear the device if authorities did not give an adequate response. “I have to go to Calcutta on September 2nd and I called the airline about it. However, I don’t get convincing answers, ”said Samanta, a business professional.
A source at the airport said: “If the device is not faulty, there is no reason to refuse it. Airlines were also asked to inform the leaflets.
Representatives of airlines said the information was being provided to passengers. “We published a notice on our social networks. If passengers have any doubts, they can call our helplines and assistance will be provided, ”said a representative from Vistara.

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