Travel Advisory: DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

October 19, 2016

RICHMOND, VA (October 19, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.

Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. 

For additional informatin, please visit the DOT website.



Troy M. Bell, C.M.
Director – Marketing & Air Service Development/PIO