Caribbean Airlines Bans The Use Of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones On Flights

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Caribbean Airlines is the latest airline to ban the in flight use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This after the mobile giant recalled the newest edition to the Samsung family, following reports of batteries overheating and setting phones afire.

The airline issued the following advisory,

“Following a directive issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA), effective immediately, Caribbean Airlines has enforced a ban on the in-flight use and battery charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, on all flights.

These devices are not to be stored in checked luggage. However, they can be carried in passengers’ carry-on baggage or on their person, but they are not to be used or charged on-board the aircraft. We thank you for your compliance.”

CAL joins a list of growing airlines who have banned the use of the smartphone including, Australian airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia who have already banned passengers from using or recharging the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 during flights over fire concerns.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it “strongly advises” passengers to follow its guidance “in light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices.”

Note 7 customers will still be able to bring the phones on flights on the Australian carriers, the ban extends to the phones being plugged into flight entertainment systems where USB ports are available.

In New Delhi, India passengers will only be allowed to carry these devices in hand bags and keep them switched off during the entire duration of flights, said Directorate General of Civil Aviation chief B S Bhullar.

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