Airlines Ban Galaxy Note 7 in Flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has joined other airlines in banning the inflight use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of exploding batteries in some units.

Australia’s Qantas and Virgin Australia and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad have also announced similar bans.

Samsung also recommended South Korean customers to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 phones, which the company is recalling due to faulty batteries prone to catching fire.

US and Japanese aviation authorities have urged passengers not to turn on or charge the large-screen phones on aircraft.

The South Korean smartphone maker Samsung suspended sales of the “phablet” and recalled 2.5 million units.

India has also banned carrying of this phone in flights.