Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned From Vistara Flights as Well

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned From Vistara Flights as Well
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  • Air Asia on Sunday too banned carrying Galaxy Note 7 in flights
  • Carrying the Galaxy Note 7 in hand luggage and check-in luggage is banned
  • DGCA had earlier banned the entire Galaxy Note series on flights

Domestic full service carrier Vistara Monday said it has banned carrying of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its aircraft including in the check-in baggage, a day after Malaysian budget airline AirAsia announced a similar move.

Carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones is prohibited on Vistara flights, both in hand luggage and check-in luggage, Vistara informed its customers in a tweet.

(Also see: Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport)

Malaysian budget airline group AirAsia had on Sunday announced that it would not permit carrying Samsung's latest Galaxy Note series mobile phones including recalled and replacement devices - in cabin bags, check-in baggage or as cargo following a recent ban by US Department of Transport on the device and reports of replacement units catching fire.

(Also see:  Here's How to Check If Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Safe or Not)

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials had early this month said that the aviation regulator was in the process of issuing a fresh advisory on the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones onboard aircraft after getting latest inputs from its US counterpart, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

Earlier the DGCA had on September 9 completely banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 on board flights as also carrying them in checked-in baggage, which it partially lifted on September 30.

The restrictions do not apply to "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased after September 15, 2016, which have green battery charge indication on their screen," DGCA had said in a notice on September 30.

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