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General Note 7 May Be Banned On Airplanes!!

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  1. Fun Human

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    Yes, this whole debacle branches out with many dangerous circumstances as it can place peoples lives at risk. I have good suspicion that Law Enforcement training is going to inform officers on the streets to immediately ask Perpetrators if they are carrying a gun or a Note 7.
     
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    After the 19th Sept; when replacements are issued, how will they know if the passenger has an original, potentially explosive, Note 7 or a replaced, non explosive, Note 7? A touch of scaremongering there I think. ;)
     
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    Agreed. Though the the serial number etc. may identify units with suspect batteries. Who can take the time to check those individually? Maybe an unique bar code to scan? Got my text from Verizon and email from Samsung. Hopefully next week I swap my awesome Note 7 out.
     
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    I'm not sure this is viable.. I can see any possible ban being all or nothing. in a busy airport who has time to check every phone and imei/serial just incase..

    On the other hand the last time i was on a plane i was 5.. i'm now 31.. so its not really a problem either way lol
     
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    Aren't the phones only exploding when charging? If so they're hardly a risk on a plane.
     
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    Just on the Radio here in Australia, Qantas is banning Note7 on their planes.
     
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    When checking in for a flight today I saw this note/link, which references a DOT requirement (see attachment):


    https://www.southwest.com/html/advisories/swa_travel_advisory_20168141473868333062.html

    Happy flying, everyone. :/
     

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    FWIW that's basically the Civil Aviation Administration of China(CAAC) rules for all phones on domestic flights here.
    • Turn off the device;
    • Disconnect the device from any charging equipment;
    • Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g. alarm clock);
    • Protect the power switch to prevent the phone from being unintentionally activated or turned-on; and
    • Keep the device in carry-on baggage or on their person, and do not place in checked baggage.
    And has been like that for two years now. Laptops and tablets can still be used.

    No problem for me really, because I'll often sleep on flights, sometimes all the way from take-off to landing. Think it's the movement and the noise of the engines that does it. :spaceddroid:
     
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    How about the replacement Note 7? I love my Note 7 but if I can't use it on an airplane what good is it? I hate to go to an iphone 7 Plus.
     
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    The new "safe" Note 7 has a green battery icon to distinguish it from the potentially exploding Note 7' white battery icon but will that be enough for the airlines to allow its use on flights?
     
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    The flight attendants actually made a special announcement about the Note 7, reiterating that it had to be turned off while it was on the plane, no charging it, etc.

    No distinction was made for old vs new battery.
     
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    I wonder if they'll try enforcing it during the flight? Like flight attendants going around everyone doing a phone inspection, every hour or something, with particular attention to anyone seen using Samsung branded headsets.

    We get an announcement on the plane that all phones must be turned off, and no power-banks are to be used for charging anything. There's no WiFi internet or seat-back charging points on planes for domestic flights in China. Long distance buses and high-speed trains all have them though. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    So, even if you get a, "good", replacement Note 7, you will still be penalised by airlines I assume, since there is no way of knowing if a particular Note 7 is faulty or not. Looks like the Note 7 will bear the mark of Cain throughout its lifetime.
     
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    I flew from Houston to Orlando and back last Mon-Fri. they gave several announcements about if you had a Note7 to please keep it off. I did as i did not want to be that asshole who started a fire on the plane. I had my Tab with me so i just watch my movies on that.
     
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    Flew from Jinan to Guangzhou last Sunday, notice at check-in counters that Note 7s must be switched off during flights. Which doesn't make any difference actually, as all phones must be switched off during flights here, and no charging from power-banks allowed either. I mostly sleep during flights anyway. :)
     
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    I always use my phone in airplane mode when flying. While I have no plans to fly currently anytime soon, it could happen within the next 6 months. I would hope my new note 7 that they replaced with the recall would be fine to turn on into airplane mode once they announce electronics can be used. The scare tactics being used against N7's has reached a ridiculous level. Iphones have battery overheating issues all the time, even the newest ones have had them already. Any device with a lithium based battery can have the same issue. Since I have a new "safe" N7 I will use it like any other electronic device is approved to be used if/when I fly in the future. I won't flaunt it, but I will use it for music and reading my kindle books if I fly.
     
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    The FAA/Feds have recently changed the rules from recommendations to actual direction that the SGN7 can not be turned on, put in checked baggage, or charged while onboard a flight. I can fly with my SGN7 off...no problem just to avoid a federal offense. It may not be a flight crew that rats you out. Just a thought....it's not worth the pain right or wrong. HOPEFULLY the feds will get the word soon that this issue is resolved for the most part.
     
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    It's Official
    FAA imposes total ban of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    In accordance with updated FAA guidance that prohibits the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device from all flights, we will not allow passengers or employees to transport these devices on their person, in carry-on baggage or in checked bags on flights to, from, or within the U.S. The order will go into effect at noon ET on Oct. 15.
     
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    Once the FAA does a ruling, it usually doesn't take long before it goes global, and most other aviation authorities follow suit.
     
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    Where will this madness end? Next thing you know, they'll ban hand grenades and sticks of dynamite on aircraft! :rolleyes:
     
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