DIA: How to Fly If You Have a Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phone
This week, the federal Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note7 cell phones on all U.S. flights. This is following a massive recall due to overheating, combusting batteries.
'Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.' SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation
Last month, Samsung issued a voluntary recall after reports of overheating, and in one extreme case, a Jeep was totalled because of a phone-related fire. On October 5, it was reported that a Galaxy Note7 started 'popping' and smoking on a flight about to leave Louisville, KY., after the phone had been powered off. SouthWest called for an emergency evacuation, and this incident led to a ban on Galaxy Note7 phones on flights.
So, what do you do if you have one? Denver International Airport says a Samsung representative will replace your phone before you get on your flight.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, anyone who attempts to travel with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be denied boarding, and anyone found with one in possession on board can be subject to criminal prosecution for endangerment.
Read more about it here.