#927427 by mitchja
15 Oct 2016, 15:57
Heads up for anyone that may have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset.

As per the FAA ban announced yesterday, which comes into effect at 17:00 GMT today, VS have also announced a total ban on carriage of this handset on all flights:

As a result of the emergency order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Virgin Atlantic advises all customers who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device that they will not be able to travel with it on any Virgin Atlantic flights – whether on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage.
If airport staff observe that a customer is in possession of a Samsung Note7 device prior to boarding an aircraft, that customer will be denied boarding unless they can make arrangements for the device to be taken home or left with a family member. Customers should not pack the phones in their checked luggage.
This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective from Saturday, 15th October, 2016, at noon Eastern Standard Time (ET).
Any passenger violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines by the U.S Department of Transportation.


BA also also banning them on all flights to or from the US, Canada and Hong Kong:

Customers 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, Canada, or Hong Kong.
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 Eastern Standard Time (ET).

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