I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected date range:
Affected units were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program
I'm wondering if it's safe to fly with this model. I'm not sure how thoroughly my laptop is checked. It's a different size, just out of the date range, but I'm a bit worried that the TSA (or its German version) will deny me from onboarding with my computer because they just see it's a similar model and don't want to be bothered (or they are instructed to reject all Apple computers).
Do they know that my computer should be safe as it's a different size or should I leave my computer home because they just ban any computer that "looks like the banned computer".
I'm flying from Europe to the US for the holidays. During my holidays, I'd like to learn and practice video editing and maybe coding, so I'd like to bring my laptop with me. We fly United.
I feel a bit overly cautious while I type this question, but to be honest, it's an expensive computer and I don't know what would happen if they banned my computer from flight... (Can I just send the computer home or they'd just make me choose between my computer or the flight, as they do with scissors?)