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The Samsung has now started to pay the incentives to their company in the USA with the sum of $100. "Or whatever it could be".

Air New Zealand is banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from its aircraft, after reports the devices were catching fire and, in some cases, exploding.

PHMSA has issued a special permit to Samsung to facilitate commercial shipment of the recalled devices by ground transportation. "It's the right thing to do and the safest thing to do".

The FAA has posted the ban on its Facebook page to get the word out. However, if anyone carries the Note 7 with him inside an aeroplane, only being caught midway when the flight in the air, then he or she may not be criminally prosecuted. However, a total ban will now apply on carrying the smartphone in person, in carry-on luggage, or in a checked-in bag. "We all love our electronics, but (not) if it's a destructive unit that causes fires".

"We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority", said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Numerous fires have been reported, including one on a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones have been declared "forbidden hazardous material" and banned from all flights to, from or within the US. That will make Samsung customer trade-ins and refunds hard.

BA and other airlines are asking US-bound passengers at check-in if they have the phone.

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Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Tiger have announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been banned on all flights from midnight tonight.

The world's largest phone maker has been hit by an avalanche of negative publicity, after being forced to recall millions of the fire-prone Note 7 devices and later scrap the high-end phone altogether.

Effective immediately, students may not use original or replacement Galaxy Note7 devices on any PLNU campus. "Subsection 5 of Special Provision stipulates that it is forbidden to transport lithium ion cells or batteries that are damaged or defective and that, under normal conditions of transport, produce a flame or a risky evolution of heat, or produce a unsafe emission of toxic, corrosive or flammable gases or vapours", writes the federal agency on its website.

A number of airlines have taken new safety steps amid the increasing concern over the potentially unsafe phones.

Passengers and crew were evacuated from a flight in the U.S. on Wednesday as electronics giant Samsung admitted one of its Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire moments before the aircraft was due to take off. It turns out the replacements were catching fire, too. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones will be key to Samsung's strategy now and it has assured that it will be making "significant changes" in its quality assurance processes to improve product safety.

Samsung on their part agree with the Department's issue of the ban.

Samsung has offered refunds or replacement devices, and is giving those customers who want to exchange the Note 7 for another Samsung device an extra $100 credit. The company's stock, which trades in Seoul, has fallen 4 percent this week.

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