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FAA Bans Note 7

As of Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon EST the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.), The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), declared an emergency order banning all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air carriage on private planes, and commercial planes along with any form of air transportation in the United States.

This means that for the safety of passengers and crew, all individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device may not travel via commercial airline/private charter, or transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This includes traveling on a private jet, turbo prop, piston, or helicopter.

This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban became effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

To learn more about this ban, and how it may affect your travel please visit the FAA website or DOT website below:

Visit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Website

Visit the U.S. Department Of Transportation (DOT) Website