Some good news for Virgin Atlantic passengers. The draconian ban on Apple and Dell laptops — fallout from the exploding Dell/Sony battery saga — has been partially lifted. The latest news from Virgin’s Passenger Information website states that customers who whish to use a Dell or Apple laptop will be allowed to do so once the battery serial number has been checked by a member of the cabin crew. Providing it doesn’t come from the suspect batch it can be used. The restriction on 2 battery packs per passenger remains though, and no mention of any other Sony batteries. Meanwhile some nice pictures of a sorry looking Dell laptop made it onto the web in double quick time when it burst into flames at Yahoo’s Mission College Campus last week, resulting in the building being evacuated for 45 minutes.