Effective immediately, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device is prohibited for carriage onboard Regional Express (Rex) flights due to safety concerns.
This covers both the original version and the replacement version.
In line with the American Federal Aviation Administration ban on the carriage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 effective from October 15, and advice from Samsung Australia, Rex has issued a directive to ban the carriage of these devices on its aircraft.
These devices must not be carried onboard the aircraft at all, be it on the passenger’s person or as part of the passenger’s checked or carry-on baggage.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has also responded to Rex’s request for clarification by issuing an immediate ban.
Passengers are advised not to bring these devices to an airport when travelling as the device cannot travel under any circumstances.