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Topic # 204760 16-Oct-2016 09:48
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Just recieved this notification....   Dear Customer Air New Zealand advises that due to a joint US Department of Transportation and FAA requirement, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are now banned from carriage either on your person, in carry-on luggage or in checked luggage on any Air New Zealand flight. This ban is effective from 0500 NZT 16 October 2016. Please do not bring your device to the airport. You cannot travel with it and we cannot accept responsibility for it while you travel. We strongly recommend you leave your device at home. For more information, please see: https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts Thank you for your cooperation. Kind regards Monique Air New Zealand Customer Care Team (2/2)

 

   

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1651832 16-Oct-2016 09:56
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Yes..

 

See: https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts#A9czOKWQPWFy4jtTZRhq

 

Most Airlines (around the World) have banned the Note 7 now so getting it returned to anyone where you need to fly to is impossible now.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1651841 16-Oct-2016 10:20
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OOI how come the Americans can control what happens outside their own airspace?






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1651844 16-Oct-2016 10:26
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Geektastic:

 

OOI how come the Americans can control what happens outside their own airspace?

 

 

 

 

because of the partnerships all airlines have , they have to have the same rules.





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  Reply # 1651848 16-Oct-2016 10:34
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Geektastic:

 

OOI how come the Americans can control what happens outside their own airspace?

 

 

 

 

The Americans don't, the FAA do. They are the appointed authority. Just as well, because you need a central agency to tie together all this information.


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  Reply # 1651849 16-Oct-2016 10:38
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Geektastic:

 

OOI how come the Americans can control what happens outside their own airspace?

 

 

They can't and they don't.

 

When the FAA or DoT publish safety advisories (whether they be aircraft safety advisories or safety advisories elsewhere such as the carriage of goods) these are typically followed globally. In the case of this it makes complete sense.

 

Obviously you couldn't be fined in NZ for taking a Note 7 as there would exist no framework under CAA rules unless such a ban and fine was put in place by the CAA.

 

 


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  Reply # 1651880 16-Oct-2016 12:27
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I've flown Jetstar domestically in the last few days. Their current policy is that a Note 7 can be carried onboard, but it (a) must be switched off during the flight, and (b) cannot be connected to a charger.

They also say that the Note 7 has been recalled by Samsung Australia. I'm not sure why they specifically mention Australia in there, given that the recall is worldwide and wasn't instigated by the Australian office.

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  Reply # 1651881 16-Oct-2016 12:30
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nzgeek: I've flown Jetstar domestically in the last few days. Their current policy is that a Note 7 can be carried onboard, but it (a) must be switched off during the flight, and (b) cannot be connected to a charger.

They also say that the Note 7 has been recalled by Samsung Australia. I'm not sure why they specifically mention Australia in there, given that the recall is worldwide and wasn't instigated by the Australian office.

 

 

 

Australian airline following Australia rules?


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  Reply # 1651882 16-Oct-2016 12:30
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nzgeek: I've flown Jetstar domestically in the last few days. Their current policy is that a Note 7 can be carried onboard, but it (a) must be switched off during the flight, and (b) cannot be connected to a charger.

They also say that the Note 7 has been recalled by Samsung Australia. I'm not sure why they specifically mention Australia in there, given that the recall is worldwide and wasn't instigated by the Australian office.

 

Qantas Group ban took effect from 12:01 AEDT today so will be in effect on Jetstar flights now.

 

They would be mentioning Australia because Jetstar is an Australian airline, hence their safety briefings being standardised even if they're flying inside NZ.

 

 

 

  


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  Reply # 1651886 16-Oct-2016 12:34
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slightly odd thing is the FAA haven't banned them from being onboard at all.

 

I'm sitting on a Delta flight between Seattle and Paris right now.  No ban from being onboard.  Banned from using, turning on charging.  Specifically said don't turn them on to check the time.  Don't store them in the overhead bins, you need to be able to see it at all times, and keep it off.

 

Update -> the ban was implemented at 1pm eastern time.  My Delta flight took off at 445PM eastern time and no mention of ban onoboard


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How many of these bloody phones have actually caught fire around the world?


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  Reply # 1651896 16-Oct-2016 12:52
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DarthKermit:

 

How many of these bloody phones have actually caught fire around the world?

 

 

 

 

sounds like around 30-40


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  Reply # 1651904 16-Oct-2016 13:13
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nathan:

 

DarthKermit:

 

How many of these bloody phones have actually caught fire around the world?

 

 

 

 

sounds like around 30-40

 

 

 

 

The last number I read a few days ago was 96 (source - The Guardian)

 

The number does seem to vary depending on the media source.

 

 


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  Reply # 1651911 16-Oct-2016 13:31
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If there is that number, then they shouldn't be carried on a plane, as that is a significant number, and statistically, the odds of one of those 90 being on a plane is quite high.. But it is ironic that they were probably imported into NZ on a plane in great quality to begin with just a few months ago.


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  Reply # 1652148 17-Oct-2016 10:20
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mattwnz:

 

If there is that number, then they shouldn't be carried on a plane, as that is a significant number, and statistically, the odds of one of those 90 being on a plane is quite high.. But it is ironic that they were probably imported into NZ on a plane in great quality to begin with just a few months ago.

 

 

I doubt that, probably came in a container.


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  Reply # 1652149 17-Oct-2016 10:27
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trig42:

 

mattwnz:

 

If there is that number, then they shouldn't be carried on a plane, as that is a significant number, and statistically, the odds of one of those 90 being on a plane is quite high.. But it is ironic that they were probably imported into NZ on a plane in great quality to begin with just a few months ago.

 

 

I doubt that, probably came in a container.

 

 

 

 

what about the people who used Parallel importers to buy them , you hope Samsung NZ will replace them because you wont be able to return them. 





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