Total Carriage Ban - Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Last Updated: 15/10/2016 09:17 PM
Qantas and Jetstar customers are advised that the carriage of
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on-board is prohibited on ALL FLIGHTS effective
12:01am (AEDT) Sunday 16 October 2016 (02:01am NZDT).
This is due to concerns regarding
potential fire risk from the device's battery after a number of incidents
worldwide, and follows a ban put in place by regulators overseas. The ban
applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry on baggage as
well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected.
is updated advice from the previous Qantas Group policy, which allowed carriage
of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 provided it was turned off. This restriction has
now been broadened to a total ban.