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UAE carriers ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

by September 11, 2016 General

UAE-based carriers have rolled out a ban on the use of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 on board its flights, following complaints of the device’s batteries exploding, said a news report.

Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air Arabia have already warned passengers against using them on flights, said a report in The Economic Times.

“The General Civil Aviation Authority has banned operating, charging and carrying in bags the Samsung Note 7 on board national carriers’ flights,” it said in a statement carried by the official WAM news agency.

Singapore Airlines, Australia’s Qantas, and Virgin Australia have announced similar bans.

US and Japanese aviation authorities have urged passengers not to turn on or charge the large-screen phones on aircraft, while the US Federal Aviation Administration has told passengers not to stow the device in checked baggage.