200 lucky passengers aboard a plane in Spain got a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8


200 lucky passengers got on Iberia Airlines flight number IB 0513 from La Coruña to Madrid Barajas in Spain and not only had a safe and pleasant trip, but walked away with a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The massive giveaway was organized by Samsung Spain on a domestic flight and it's not a part of a global campaign (but hey, American Airlines and Delta, take notice!). The phones came served in a tray by the flight attendants and you can see the cheerful reaction of the passengers in the photos.

There is a bigger idea behind the giveaway: it's a way for Samsung to show that it has rebounded from the Note 7 battery fiasco and that it is thankful for the customers' support throughout those difficult times.

Samsung Spain tweeted:


Well, we can't think of a nicer way to say "we're sorry". Great job, Samsung!


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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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41 Comments

2. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

"200 lucky passengers aboard a plain in Spain got a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8" Supposed to be plane ain't it ?

5. Victor.H

Posts: 1055; Member since: May 27, 2011

It is a plane, plainly :) Thanks! Fixed that.

11. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

and when I had pointed out a similar typo error in some different post, my comment was deleted and no thanks either.

17. Victor.H

Posts: 1055; Member since: May 27, 2011

Must have been a mistake, we do read those comments and if there is a mistake we fix it. Here is a belated thanks for your corrections, appreciated! :)

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"At Samsung, when we fall, we not only rise back up - we learn to fly!" Damn right! Impressed for those 200 lucky passengers.

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Saying sorry with 200 people? how about The other thousands that own/had the Note7 not flying? Samsung still working on that...

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The others who had note7 already get refund plus some bonus

12. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They gave us a full refund, plus $75, and a $425 discount on the Note 8 with a trade-in. We're fine, thanks.

41. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

We got Dual OIS, 6GB of RAM, bigger display with higher resolution, new design, free gifts, huge discounts and 2nd best phone of 2017 behind the S8's.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No 2nd place here. The Note 8 has it all over the S8. Just in performance alone it leaves it in the dust.

48. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lol I am surprised techie said that, Note 8 is definitely the best Samsung device out right now no doubt about it, it is definitely better than the S8 and performance truly is a lot better, even at the fully 2960x1440 resolution, which I am at right now and battery life still is really good

13. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

should they also build a house for those? Money back, half price on purchase a note 8, what else to be?? I know being unlucky sucks, many wanted to be in that plane .. but come on.. I wonder how many bonuses and advantages received people with device issues from other vendors??

37. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Those other people got a major discount if they wanted it. You really think Samsung is going to give away that many phones?

9. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

now that's luck. .. nice surprize

14. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Great jobs Samsung. Your so kind. Give not Greedy.

38. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Apple take note

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's funny if a Note 8 caught on fire AGAIN on flight just like Note 7. If it happened all their marketing ploy will be wasted...lolzzzz My advice to the passengers is even if it is free, still don't take it because who knows......

16. MrFreeman

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

What's stopping an iPhone or any phone in this case from going up into flames? Samsung embedded an extensive battery check to prevent this from happening and furthermore they reduced the battery capacity as well. I would be more worried about the iPhone 8 and its bursting issue.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why would anyone turn down the best phone, bar none, for free? Who knows? Well, what we do know is more iPhone 7's caught fire than Galaxy S8 phones. Not a single report of a Galaxy S8, S8+ or Note 8 splitting because of expanding battery.

20. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'll take it for free, then go sell it and buy what i like =P and still have money left over to buy transformer toys

47. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You'd be a fool not to take it, even if you didn't want it.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

iPhones to date have probably killed more people than any Samsung phone. I suppose you should also start advocating lack of safety of iPhones then.

23. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Start to learn to google about new improved galaxy S8/S8+ battery and see if they catch fire or explode first.

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah ok. If apple suddenly gave away 200 phones to unsuspecting people you'd be all over it. With apples current battery swelling problem they might try to redeem themselves as well.

29. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Okay Piyath we get it you hate Samsung to pieces and its okay to express your opinion ( you have a right to it) but can you let those of us who don't hate Samsung at least enjoy this bit of Good news for them.

42. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

A Note 7 has never caught on fire in flight. But several iPhone have though.

22. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

The majority of the passengers will probably sell it or trade in for an iPhone X

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6723; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And why do you say that?!

31. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

The truth is most people want iPhones. The average consumer has no need for an oversized Note.

34. pept68

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Most people want iphones?? Maybe in the US, even then it's almost 50/50. Spain is somthing like 90+% android, so NO not everyone wants an iphone, and most if not all will keep those phones. If it wasn't for samsung you would still be rocking a 3.5" screen!! The iphone plus series are selling just fine and the size of a note, so who are you to dictate what the average consumer wants... SMH!!!

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