“In light of the recent recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 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,” Cebu Pacific said in an advisory on Sunday, September 11.
This announcement came after the suspension of sales of Samsung galaxy Note 7 due to safety issues.
“Galaxy Note7 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,” Cebu Pacific said.
“Findings showed that the Galaxy Note 7 batteries and phone units have caught fire during charging prompting the manufacturer to recall all units sold worldwide,” PAL said in a statement.
PAL also noted that these devices are not allowed as check-in items, but may be handcarried for as long as these are switched off at all times.
Philippine Airlines, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Airlines and Emirates are just some airlines which banned the use and charging of Galaxy Note 7 on board its flights.