CAL bans use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its aircraft

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 15:30

Caribbean Airlines has issued an advisory, banning in-flight use and charging of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones.

This follows a recall by the company, following reports of batteries overheating and setting phones afire.

The following is Caribbean Airlines' advisory:

"Following a directive issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA), effective immediately, Caribbean Airlines has enforced a ban on the in-flight use and battery charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, on all flights.

These devices are not to be stored in checked luggage.

However, they can be carried in passengers' carry-on baggage or on their person, but they are not to be used or charged on-board the aircraft.

We thank you for your compliance."