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Fiji Airways, Fiji Link Put Total Ban On Samsung Galaxy Note 7

  All Fiji Airways and Fiji Link guests have been informed that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are prohibited from being brought on all their flights. This includes whether on
18 Oct 2016 11:00
Fiji Airways, Fiji Link Put Total Ban On Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now banned from all Fiji Airways and Fiji Link flights.

 

All Fiji Airways and Fiji Link guests have been informed that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are prohibited from being brought on all their flights.

This includes whether on person, in carry-on baggage, checked-in baggage or as freight items. The ban is with immediate effect.

“Fiji Airways and Fiji Link place safety of guests and crew as our top priority. The ban has also been enforced by various civil aviation authorities,” the airline said in a statement.

 

In the USA

The Federal Aviation Administration in the USA has announced it is now a federal crime to bring a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane

Offenders are subject to civil penalties of up to US$179,933 for each violation, The Verge reports.

The FAA issued Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order No. FAA-2016- 9288 on Friday, which states that as of noon on October 15, fliers are prohibited from bringing the device onto an aircraft.

The order restricts passengers from carrying the phone “on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as cargo,” and says anyone who inadvertently brings one on a plane must power it down immediately.

Carriers are also required to “deny boarding to a passenger in possession” of the phone.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 



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