It seems the aviation industry has turned against the Samsung Galaxy Note7.
Here’s just some of the stuff that’s been happening today.
First up is Qatar Airways
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) September 10, 2016
Then Malaysia Airlines….
[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not allowed to be checked in or used (turned on or charged) on-board. TQ.
— Malaysia Airlines (@MAS) September 10, 2016
and even United Airlines
— AirlineGeeks.com (@AirlineGeeks) September 10, 2016
I’m sure you get the picture by now. Airlines are basically saying the same thing – If you want to fly with your Samsung Galaxy Note7, you must have it powered down whilst in flight and it must NOT be carried in your checked luggage.
The advice remains the same as I gave last night – if you have an affected device, you need to turn it into Samsung to be swapped for replacement device.
In fact, Samsung go on to say:
For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices, we now ask that you power down your device and return to using your previous phone. We will voluntarily replace your Galaxy Note7 device with a new one, beginning on September 19th.
- UK Programme: http://www.samsung.com/uk/note7exchange/
- US Programme: http://www.samsung.com/us/note7exchange/
- Other countries should check with Samsung or mobile phone carrier.
It seems the company is trying to stem the problem quickly… however it’s not happening quick enough it seems.
For now, if you have a Samsung Galaxy Note7… get it replaced as soon as possible. And please keep the device switched off if you’re planning to take it into the air with you.
Lithium Batteries fires are dangerous in the air (as is any sort of fire in the air), so please apply caution and discretion with your device.
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