On 14th October, 2016, The Federal Aviation Authority of United States issued an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order against the Samsung Galaxy Note7:

…effective at 12 pm (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), October 15, 2016 to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Users and air carriers. The Emergency Order prohibits persons from offering for air transportation or transporting via air any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as cargo; requires individuals who inadvertently bring a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device onto an aircraft immediately power off the device, not use or charge the device while aboard the aircraft, protect the device from accidental activation, including disabling any features that may turn on the device, such as alarm clocks, and keep the device on their person and not in the overhead compartment, seat back pocket, nor in any carry-on baggage, for the duration of the flight; requires air carriers to alert passengers to the prohibition against air transport of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, in particular, immediately prior to boarding, and to deny boarding to a passenger in possession of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device… FAA



Any person failing to comply with this Order is subject to civil penalties of up to $179,933 for each violation for each day they are found to be in violation (49 U.S.C. 5123). A person violating this Order may also be subject to criminal prosecution, which may result in fines under title 18, imprisonment of up to ten years, or both (49 U.S.C. 5124).

“up to $179,933” – seems such a random sum of money to me. -InsaneNutter

ikr! how did they calculated that penalty?


Perhaps they calculated how much money they would be liable for, insurance-wise, in the event that every person present on a plane of that capacity, assuming full capacity, died.

This phone is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late phone! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the charger, it would be pushing up the daisies!

It has passed on!

How do the authorities plan to monitor this? Will they be able to tell the difference between note 7s and previous versions? Note vs other samsung phones? Is there a plan to check every single phone at the TSAcheckpoints?

if it burns then it’s a Note 7. simple :blush:

What they really need are Samsung-sniffing dogs.

What I still can’t understand is why people are still using it. One million on the wild, and usage numbers are higher than when the first recall was issued. Why?.

China could ban Samsung from the country. Dissolve the company. That will be the END of Samesung!!

No more Galaxy Note 7’s allowed on airlines?

Damn, there goes Al Qaeda’s next great master-plan.


Yeah it’s pretty simple man. Plus that sentence you wrote about searching every phone on every person in every piece of luggage is exactly what the TSA currently does BEFORE you get on the plane.

Have you ever been to an airport?

They already search every piece of luggage for international flights. At least they do in the UK and I’m always told the US are far more strict on their security policies than we are. They’ll just ask you to place your phone on the tray like they do laptops etc (which again, they already do here in the UK).

You can own one, you just can’t take it on a flight.

Haha. Never imagined you could get arrested and fined for owning a Samsung phone.

He’s dead, Jim.


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