FAA officially warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones during flights

FAA officially warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones during flights
With all those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices exploding almost on a daily basis, it was just a matter of time before the Federal Aviation Administration would take into consideration the banishment of these particular phones from all flights.

We reported a few days ago that FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration were working guidance related to this issue, and today we're here to tell you that a warning has already been issued.

The entity has just released a short statement in which it advises all passengers not to use their Galaxy Note 7 phones during flights.

In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”

So, if you can't put them into your checked baggage and you can't turn them on either, then you will most likely carry the Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket. As long as it's turned off, there's no danger of explosion, so you, and the whole plane, should be safe until the latter lands.

From what we understand, FAA hasn't yet banned Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 from planes, but an official has already confirmed that the statement issued today will be updated “as more information becomes available.”

Basically, this means that the Galaxy Note 7 could actually be banned from flights if reports about exploding units continue to emerge in in the next couple of days. Let's hope Samsung manages to replace all these faulty devices before any more Galaxy Note 7 burn and cause damages.


source: FAA via Gizmodo

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1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is embarrassing for Samsung's image. They should have known better.

12. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

You don't know what you don't know. That's the definition. What they do know is how to admit defects and do recalls. Something even the medical industry doesn't always get right. Anyone worried should stay off my Boston flight tomorrow. Not because of the one in a billion Note 7 explosion (per device per hour of flight time) but because of the one in a million faulty aircraft, or the even worse car crash odds just getting to the airport. Perspective

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

While you're at it, play some Russian Roulette before and after your flight. Don't worry...the odds are in your favor ;)

19. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Will do. 1 in 6, 1 in a billion, same dif. Not sure anyone has ever died from the exploding battery though.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao!!!!!!

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

"With all those Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices exploding almost on a daily basis" - PA I thought the exact number of problematic phone is 24 out of millions shipped?

26. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's still waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. There are more reports yet to be discovered. News at 11:00 PM.

46. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

And they call Apple fans blind, mindless sheep. The manufacturer has announced twice to stop using their device and return it, the aviation authority, countless forums and sites have warned against using it. Houses and cars have been burned down... Yet the Samsung flock continue to use a device that could blow up at any time and hurt themselves or people around them. But of course Apple removes the headphone jack and we are all idiots and mindless sheep for buying the new iPhone. Samsung fans are the scum of the industry. Google, Android and Apple fans are far better. It's upsetting to see a manufacturer go through so much trouble, like with VW and the emissions scandal. But the good news out of all this is Samsung fans dare not talk to any other set of fans the way they used too, their recent acts with continuing to use explosive devices despite the recall is perfect evidence of they type of people they are. We should all just bookmark these articles and post their url the second a Samsung "ssheep " sets out of line.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If they tested the phone in a probable manners, and testing was properly done, with no signs of this issue, then how could they have known better? I'm not gonna sit here and make excuses for Samsung, but it doesn't seem to directly be their fault, and they've stepped up to the plate, leaned in on a high and tight pitch, and took one for the team. All I know is, Apple had better not have any issues with the iPhone 7, or the comments section is gonna explode.

48. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Dumbest statement by you yet, and, given your previous posts, that was one heck of an achievement. How could Samsung have known this was going to happen?

2. mudcat626

Posts: 229; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Can the Air Marshals arrest someone on the flight that turn their Note 7 on?

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

that is a very good question

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If told not to, and they do it, then yes. It would be deemed a violation of passenger/flight safety.

6. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

They better or I am going to take it upon myself to make the ticking bomb idiot is off the plane. I like living.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And I like pudding..... (Ignore me.......I'm having a pudding episode :p)

11. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Pudding is absolute good Pudding is life All is forgiven Carry on

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung has a serious issue on its hands. I'm going on a cruise for my 3rd anniversary starting 9-19-16, I wonder if they'll say anything. I'm hoping the replacement units will be in stores, since a live chat with a Samsung rep, said by the end of next week. That would suck, if my wife and I couldn't bring them. I may bring my 6S Plus along as well, just in case. We had out to Long Beach on Sunday the 18th, so hopefully they're in stock.

8. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The issue is that some hard headed people refuse to return their notes. No attacks on anyone but even after the note is re-released the issue will be a problem. Samsung should just scrap the note 7 and drop the note 7.1 or something lol

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Carriers should inform their Note 7 customers via multiple text messages that they MUST return their phone. After a few days they should be notified that their service will be disconnected until they exchange their device. A bit extreme but the danger is real and could be a lot worse.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a lawsuit waiting to happen. What if someone doesn't return it, and an emergency occurs, and a life is lost that phone service could've helped save? It's not that easy to do.

42. Rocket

Posts: 661; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

finally someone that says something good.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's damn hard to return a phone this friggin good, when it's not acting up. One thing I'm not doing is plugging in the 3rd party AT&T car charger I've had for 3 years, and used on all my phones in that time. I only use my Samsung supplied charger, and have had no problems. When the replacement units hit stores, I'll swap it out.

24. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I agree my brother trust me..I'm no expert and can't say I know anything about these batteries but I decided to play it safe. I'm rocking that s7 edge and it's doing it's job. Better to be safe man.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree with you...it is. I'm also like, damn I gotta give up my S-Pen, screen select, scroll capture, screen write, screen off memos, iris scanner, blue light filter, secure folder and more lol. I can't lie bro, 3rd party accessory elimination is about as safe as I'm gonna play it. The note 7 is addictive for me. Too bad, it's gonna be remembered for this, instead of being the best phone on earth, until the Note 8 arrives.

28. ballapimp1990

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

Im pretty sure that even a phone without service can make emergency calls. Well at least ive done it before. Also whu does everyone keep say ive had no problems with my Note 7. Do you actually think all these phones that have exploded had problems before it went up in flames. Anyone that thinks that is serioisly in denial. Having said all that the note 7 is a great phone outside of the one problem, and the pen button getting stuck all the time. Although thats an easy replacemnt

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't know my man, but I'm honestly gonna take my chances. One thing I don't do, is come here and lie. If I said I'm taking mine back tomorrow, lying is exactly what I'd be doing.

31. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

So, two problems. And one of them is just a minor wish from the manufacturer to stop using it immediately and return it. Other than that, great phone.

49. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I had the same thoughts, but I am thinking about swapping out mine with a loaner just to be safe. I will definitely get another Note 7 once the updated models hit the stores. No other phone is this good.

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, I'm holding pat till the new ones restock

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Seriously, it's nearly to the point where Samsung should just recall and scrap the Note 7, wait until Summer 2017 and release the Note 8. The Note 7 will never recover from its self inflicted sh!tstorm and bad PR, save for maybe several hundred devoted fans for whom Samsung can do no wrong.

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