Cebu Pacific bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes
Cebu Pacific ‘advises passengers that the usage and charging of the device are prohibited onboard all CEB and Cebgo flights beginning today, September 11, 2016, until further notice’ due to safety issues and the risk of batteries exploding in the smartphone.
“In light of the recent recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices due to safety issues, Cebu Pacific (CEB) advises passengers that the usage and charging of the device are prohibited onboard all CEB and Cebgo flights beginning today, September 11, 2016, until further notice.
Galaxy Note 7 devices must also not be stowed in checked baggage, but may be hand-carried as long as the device is turned off at all times inside the aircraft.
We sincerely hope for our passengers’ full cooperation, as the safety of everyone onboard our flights remains our utmost priority.” – Cebu Pacific
Samsung halted the sales of its latest flagship smartphone last week and announced a worldwide recall, after faulty batteries caused some handsets to explode during charging. From that moment on, airlines and air safety agencies around the world have urged passengers not to turn on or charge the said handset while onboard.