CEB totally bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has expanded its ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to all its flights, citing the fire hazard the device poses.
Initially, CEB implemented the prohibition only on its Guam-bound flights, but on Tuesday it broadened the ban to include all its flights, including Cebu Pacific-Tiger Airways (Cebgo).
“CEB extended the ban to cover all flights in its network as the fire hazard the Galaxy Note 7 poses brings huge risks to the safety of passengers and crew,” said a CEB advisory.
Passengers may not have the device on their person or
their carry-on and checked baggage. They are also banned on cargo flights.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in an Oct. 13 memorandum announced a total ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at all airports nationwide as well.
The memorandum was issued by CAAP acting Director General Jim Sydiongco. —JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE