Galaxy Note 7 banned from all aircraft
Effective Saturday 15 October, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has imposed a total ban on the carriage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone on any aircraft. Subject to a recent recall due to incidents of the phones spontaneously bursting into flames, customers had previously been advised that the phones could not be charged or operated while on board.
Samsung announced that is was suspending manufacture of these phones on 11 October and a few days later further advised that the phones should not be turned on and recommended that they be returned to the place of purchase.
The total ban means that these phones cannot be carried in check in luggage, freight or hand luggage.
Today Qantas (QF), Cathay Pacific (CX), Jetstar (JQ) and Virgin Australia (VA) also announced a full ban on these phones. Other airlines may still allow the Note 7 to be carried as long as they are not charged or operated during the flight. Customers who intend to travel with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone should contact their carrier directly to verify whether or not they are permitted to take it on board.
You can read the full US DOT advice and FAQ HERE
Update: The South African Civil Aviation Authority has also banned the Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all South African aircraft.