Dubai: Etihad Airways and Emirates have completely banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from being carried on their flights.

Earlier in September, Etihad, Emirates and flydubai issued statements about enforcing only a temporary ban on the in-flight use and battery charging of these devices on their flights, but now passengers cannot even bring them on board.

Through their Twitter account on Sunday, Etihad Airways requested passengers to not carry the phone in their checked-in baggage or in cabin baggage.

In a series of tweets warning owners of the Note 7, the airlines said that “In the wake of the global recall of the smartphone, we have enforced a total ban on these devices on our flights.”

“These devices have been installed with faulty lithium batteries, which could present a risk of combustion and fire”…. see more

source: gulfnews