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DOT bans all Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones from airplanes

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or… (www.transportation.gov) More...

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rapidwolve
rapidwolve 2
Im wondering why the DOT waited till now to ban them...this ban should have been implemented months ago when they first started catching fire..Here's hoping more of these "Samsung airport replacement booths" pop up at airports all over.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/18/13314864/samsung-note-7-flying-safe-airport-exchanges
gelrod2354
Mike Elrod 2
PHMSA??? another new agency? No wonder unemployment is down
ToddBaldwin3
ToddBaldwin3 2
Not really that new, was founded in early 2000s
RECOR10
RECOR10 1
I wonder when they will get into the reality of the "TSAIWAWFAPIIHTITH" Agency (TSA Is Worthless And They Wont Find One If It Hits Them In The Head)
ToddBaldwin3
ToddBaldwin3 3
It's pretty much guaranteed that someone, who wont part with their phone, will sneak one onto a plane.
tbpera
Tom Pera 2
good.... was a time-bomb waiting to happen.... still, someone is going to sneak one on.. or in baggage... hope nothing bad happens... damn!
Gpoon49
Gene Poon 1
Leave 'em behind. Or risk getting removed from the flight...or worse. You could be prosecuted.

As for the phones...CRUSH 'EM
RCMDALM
I was to have been in Iceland when this ban was put in place. What would I have done with my Note 7? As it happens, I didn't face that problem but I'm sure many travelers are. Do they just leave their Note 7 behind? How do they then get a replacement? I'm sure Samsung didn't have "replacement kiosks" in every airport in the world when this ban was announced. And even if your A/P has one, how many travelers would be aware they have to arrive extra early to exchange their phone?
abowland
Andy Bowland 0
It will only cause people to put their phones in checked baggage...causing a cargo fire. Not the smartest thing the DOT has done.
OccamsRazor
Ben Bosley 2
It's banned from checked luggage also. Doesn't mean people won't try.
tbpera
Tom Pera 1
yep.... happy not to be flying until next June
djjamar
Jamar Jackson -4
Team iPhone who the hell buying galaxy
hyedenny
hyedenny 3
Nice English skills, JAMAR. Not only that, but what difference does it make "who the hell buying galaxy," and how is that relevant to this article?

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