No-frills airline SpiceJet on Thursday said passengers are prohibited from carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in hand, check-in baggages and cargo. Aviation regulator DGCA, last month, had issued a fresh advisory on Galaxy Note 7 asking passengers not to carry them onboard flights.
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“Passengers are not permitted to carry the Galaxy Note 7 onboard, in hand baggage, check-in baggage or even as cargo in any of the SpiceJet flights,” the carrier said in a release. This announcement follows the recent DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) advisory issued to all airlines, it added.
“In light of recent incidents involving Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, travelling public and airlines are advised to ensure there is no carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices onboard including as checked in luggage/cargo on any aircraft on flight to, from or within India,” DGCA said in a circular on October 17.
There have been incidents of the smartphone’s battery exploding in various countries. On September 9, the watchdog had completely banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 onboard flights as also carrying them in checked-in baggage. Many overseas airlines have also imposed similar ban on carrying and use of Galaxy Note 7 onboard flights.