galaxy-note-7-s-pen_03-on-screenYesterday we reported that the FAA was considering banning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from being brought on board flights in the US. For those wondering why, it is because of a battery issue with the phone which last we heard, was causing quite a few explosions, so safe to say it isn’t exactly safe.

That being said while the FAA has yet to officially ban the phones, it seems that over in Australia, airline companies such as Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia have requested that passengers who do own the device not to power up or charge their Galaxy Note 7 handsets while on board the planes.

In a statement provided to Reuters by Qantas, “Following Samsung Australia’s recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 personal electronic device we are requesting that passengers who own them do not switch on or charge them in flight.” It should be noted that this request was not made by aviation authorities in Australia, but rather it was a decision made by the airline companies themselves in light of the handsets being recalled, not to mention with at least one incident of an exploding Galaxy Note 7 being from Australia.

For those of you who are still holding onto your device, you should definitely consider returning it. So far pretty much all retailers and carriers are offering full refunds so at the very least you will be inconvenienced, but you won’t be out any money.

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