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FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also warned passengers not to put the Galaxy Note 7 phones in their checked bags, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung" about the devices. It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn… ( More...

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Tom Bruce 1
somebody will... it will smoke.... hope it ends well...
Margeaux K 0
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FAA: Don't Use Samsung Phone on Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration has taken what the AP calls the "extraordinary step" of warning passengers not to use Samsung's new smartphone in the air.

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babyracer 1
So if you are sitting in the back seat of a moving car you are now a driver? Wow, what an amazing age we live in.

Have you ever worked in the airline industry? Doubtful, but here's something you should know - WE call those people that have paid to be flown form one port to another 'passengers". I know, shocking isn't it?

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