Air travelers should be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is banned from all air transportation in the United States. The ban, issued by the Department of Transportation along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), prohibits the Galaxy Note 7 from being carried on your person, in a carry-on bag or in checked luggage. Any passenger found with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be denied boarding. The phone also cannot be shipped as air cargo.
The ban went into effect on Saturday, October 15 after a number of the Samsung devices unexplainably caught fire, including a recent incident on a commercial aircraft. The manufacturer has recalled all of the devices including replacement devices and suspended production.
More information can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot-bans-all-samsung-galaxy-note7-phones-airplanes.