By The Nation
The airline’s ban on the laptops, which have been recalled by the manufacturer due to concerns over the lithium ion battery, was issued in line with an announcement in the Safety Information Bulletin of the European Aviation Safety Agency. It recommended precautions against carrying the laptops on board or in checked luggage.
THAI Smile, which operates connecting flights with Thai Airways International, asks passengers to not bring the laptops on board or in checked luggage on all flights to and from the European Union, out of concerns that they may overheat and catch fire.
Only laptops whose batteries have already been changed will be allowed on board.