Airlines have not allowed passengers to operate or charge their Note 7 phones for weeks, as numerous smartphone's users reported that the devices were catching fire and, in some cases, exploding.
Passengers will be barred from carrying the Note 7 on planes, in hand luggage or in checked baggage on domestic flights and global flights to or from the United States, the agency said. The ban is so broad that the phones will not be allowed to be shipped by air. Not only here but all across the country that nationwide ban as you mentioned starts today so if you have the Samsung galaxy note 7 on you, you'll either have to ditch your phone or lose your seat on your plane. Reporter: Those failing to cooperate with the new rules could be criminally prosecuted and face fines of almost $180,000. One phone caught fire on a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month. "While it later insisted that all replaced devices were safe, there were reports that those phones were catching fire too".
So, if you're one of those fortunate people whose Galaxy Note 7 hasn't blasted yet, don't carry them in your flights, better don't carry them at all.
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The large-screen, $882 phone employs a similar design to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7, the best-selling Android phone in the first half of 2016. But the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can explode as well as just ignite and fiercely burn.
The world's largest phone maker this week said it was also expanding a US recall of the fire-prone model to a total of 1.9 million Note 7 phones, including the 1 million Galaxy Note 7s it recalled on September 15.
If an airline representative observes that a passenger is in possession of a Samsung Note7 device prior to boarding an aircraft, the air carrier must deny boarding to the passenger unless and until the passenger divests themselves and their carry-on and checked baggage of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device. And in March, an iPhone caught on fire during an Alaska Airlines flight.
The company initially apologised to customers for the delay in the Note 7, and in a release late on Friday it said for those who had pre-booked devices, in lieu of the Note 7 it would offer customers either its Galaxy S7, or S7 Edge devices.