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Old 11th Sep 2016, 02:36
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Banned totally from Emirates/Etihad - even if switched off.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/bu...-planes/#page1
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 02:41
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I wonder if the adherence to this directive will be any better than passenger's immediately selecting 'Flight Mode' when instructed pre-flight?

It's interesting to see how many 'Personal Hotspots' are active on the taxi out - best yet was 11 on a taxi out on a 737 recently.
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Old 15th Sep 2016, 11:25
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And to this day, CASA remain silent. No advice, no alerts. Nothing.
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 07:33
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Banned banned banned for QF and JQ

Not allowed on person or in baggage

Issued today
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 08:17
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Interesting - if I am reading the article correctly it seems to be a total ban on carriage.

Wonder how many folks on their travels are going to chuck their phones in the hotel room bin?
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 00:29
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got this email on booking. note carried, not on/off/checked.

Dear Customer,

Please be advised that from Sunday 16 October 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices can no longer be carried on any Tigerair Australia flights.

This is due to safety concerns around the device and follows the implementation of a ban by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

For all flights departing from tomorrow Sunday 16 October, customers travelling on Tigerair Australia services must comply with this ban by not travelling with this device, whether on their person, in their carry-on luggage or in a checked bag.

The use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices is currently prohibited on all Tigerair Australia flights and the complete ban announced today is an additional safety measure.

We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers but safety is always our number one priority.


to/from MEL..17th to 19th, no one checked carryon, or even asked. Other than general announcement at the airport stating a ban for all flights, security did not check, nor did the gate personel. Checked baggage is automated, and no check on that.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 00:34
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 01:53
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I guess they are hoping no one would be stupid enough to try underfire.

If someone carried one onboard and it burst into flames, then I would expect that they would be punished to the full extent of the law for endangering my aircraft and the lives on it. It is also in the onboard announcements, which constitutes a direction from the Captain.

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Old 20th Oct 2016, 05:00
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The last announcement I heard pre-boarding was that there was no carriage on the QF flight, and also that Qantas staff would not handle the phone. So your only alternative was to forgo your flight, or bin it and walk away? It has blown up into such an issue that Samsung's reaction to it has been to set up exchange booths in some Australian airports, where staff can issue an acceptable loaner and also help with some data transfer.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/sa...add4554cb6db03 A more detailed list is on Samsungs website. I flew Monday , and didn't see one . Had my 2 yo Galaxy Note Edge questioned at GET security, but not the boxed Samsung S7 in my carry-on, nor asked to open the bag.. the old Edge had a very short retirement.
I personally think Samsung has bent over backwards on all this--I have never seen a consumer electronics company go to such lengths to try to keep their customers happy. In stark contrast to Apple, whose standard reaction toan obvious problem is to deny, deny, deny--two large class actions agianst Apple in the US at the moment over major issues ( including fire in some cases) with the iPhone 6.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 13:49
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Hey I have a bomb....oh wait I mean a phone.....
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 15:03
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It has blown up into such an issue that Samsung's reaction to it has been to set up exchange booths in some Australian airports, where staff can issue an acceptable loaner and also help with some data transfer.
Talked to the Samsung bloke at XXX this arvo. Almost apologetic, he/Samsung are doing a swap to a new S7 Edge, with data swap as well (using Smartswitch), on the spot. I felt sorry for him.

Originally Posted by Ranmar
I personally think Samsung has bent over backwards on all this
Agree. Pity XXX, YYY and ZZZ aren't as proactive about aviation safety!
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 01:11
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First Samsung Note7, now reports of iPhone 7 bursting into flames
Iphone 7, and not the first one either.
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