A recent notification issue by FAA state that Airlines no longer need to inform and warn passengers about Galaxy Note 7.
While passengers are not going to be notified or warned, it doesn’t mean that you can still carry Galaxy Note 7 on-board. If you are still carrying the Note 7, you will be requested to leave it with the aviation authorities.
If you have recently travel on a plane you must heard the warning notification like “Samsung Galaxy Note 7s are defective. You aren’t allowed to turn them on or charge them on the plane, and they can’t be in your carry-on luggage.”
After a defective units of Galaxy Note 7 began smoking in a passenger’s pocket and exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight, the Federal Aviation Administration banned the device, This warning has been issue for every flight since.
The FAA said today that U.S. airlines would no longer be required to make a pre-boarding notification to passengers that the Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone is prohibited from transport on aircraft. The devices are still prohibited on both passenger and air cargo aircraft, but the DOT has lifted the requirement that the airlines make the specific pre-boarding notification.
The Department of Transportation removed the requirement for air carriers to specifically notify passengers about the Note7 phone immediately prior to boarding due to the high degree of public awareness of the ban since issuance of the emergency restriction/prohibition order, as well as the extensive efforts by Samsung and U.S. wireless providers to make all Note7 users aware the phone is recalled and banned from transport on U.S. aircraft. The awareness of the ban is evidenced by the significant rate of recall returns.
The Department of Transportation issued an emergency restriction/prohibition order effective on October 14, 2016, designating the Samsung Galaxy Note7 phone as forbidden on aircraft. The order had several requirements:
It prohibited the shipment of Note7 as air cargo, and prohibited airline passengers from carrying the Note7 on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage.
It also required that airlines notify passengers immediately before boarding that the Note7 was forbidden.
Samsung said that it has successfully recalled more than 96% of all Note7 devices in the U.S. since this order went into effect, and U.S. wireless providers have pushed out firmware created by Samsung that prevents batteries on the remaining devices from charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will still be banned on passenger aircraft as well as air cargo aircraft. Only the specific pre-boarding notifications will cease to be mandatory.
Now with the recent statement It’s seem the end of Galaxy Note 7 disaster.
Samsung lately announced that 96 percent of Galaxy Note 7s have been returned to the company, in response, the Federal Aviation Administration decide to remove the requirement for airlines to make a Note 7 Pre-boarding announcement.
The 96 percent return is a great accomplishment by Samsung Electronic and carriers,
Samsung official statement was “Consumers who have a Galaxy Note 7 device can now exchange their phone for another Samsung smartphone, or receive a refund, under the terms of the expanded U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program”
Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 7 investigation by the end of this Month.