An increasing number of Hong Kong airline companies such as Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Hong Kong Airlines are recommending not to use the Galaxy Note 7 aboard after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and its peer organizations around the world provided the same instruction on September 8.
At present, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and many other American companies are taking the same measure. Delta Air Lines has linked its website to the FAA warning as well.
The use, connection or charging of the Galaxy Note 7 inside cabins is currently banned by Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, China Airlines, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair and Scandinavian Airlines, too. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan and the aviation authorities of the United Arab Emirates have told Japanese and UAE airline companies the same thing for fear of explosion of the battery of the handset.
Samsung Electronics has sold approximately 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 in more than 10 countries. The company is currently exchanging it in the 10 countries including South Korea and the United States.