Vistara Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 On Flights

| } October 18 , 2016 , 13:40 IST
[caption id="attachment_232172" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Photograph showing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a display at a retail store. Photograph showing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a display at a retail store.[/caption] A day after Malaysian airline AirAsia banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights, domestic full service carrier Vistara on October 18 announced a similar and banned the phone on its aircraft including in the check-in baggage. Carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones is prohibited on Vistara flights, both in hand luggage and check-in luggage, Vistara informed its customers in a tweet. Also Read: Note 7 Withdrawal Likely To Cost Samsung Nearly $3 Bn Malaysian budget airline group AirAsia had yesterday announced that it would not permit carrying Samsung's latest Galaxy Note series mobile phones including recalled and replacement devices - in cabin bags, check-in baggage or as cargo following a recent ban by US Department of Transport on the device and reports of replacement units catching fire. Also Read: Now, Samsung Note 7 Replacement Catches Fire On US Plane The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials had early this month said that the aviation regulator was in the process of issuing a fresh advisory on the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones onboard aircraft aftergetting latest inputs from its US counterpart, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Earlier the DGCA had on September 9 completely banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 on board flights as also carrying them in checked-in baggage, which it partially lifted on September 30. The restrictions do not apply to "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased after September 15, 2016, which have green battery charge indication on their screen," DGCA had said in a notice on September 30.

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