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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.

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“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.

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This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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2 Responses

  1. Carlo says:

    RIP Samsung. Wala nang bibili ng high end niyo lalo’t alam na ng buong mundo na gamit niyo ay sobrang defective at HINDI LIGTAS gamitin. Also, lalabas na ang iPhone 7, bili ka lang ng bluetooth headset, okay na. Also, dinudurog na kayo ng Oppo at Lenovo sa entry level at midrange. Shame…

  2. WC says:

    In time (in a month or two) the problem how would they differentiate a replaced note 7 and one that isn’t. Samsung should just make it in a new color or some easily identified maker, otherwise, the device will continue to be banned (or turned off) on planes because they can’t check the IMEI of every note 7.

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