AirAsia has joined the rapidly growing number of
airlines to completely ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7
mobile phones from flights.
The prohibition applies to all flights operated by AirAsia
Group, comprising AirAsia Malaysia (carrier code AK), AirAsia
Thailand (FD), AirAsia Indonesia (QZ), AirAsia Philippines (Z2),
AirAsia India (I5), Malaysia AirAsia X (D7), Thai AirAsia X (XJ)
and Indonesia AirAsia X (XT).
The ban means that travellers are not permitted to carry
any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices -
including recalled and replacement devices - on their person, in
cabin bags, in check-in baggage or as cargo. Any
passenger found with such a device will be denied boarding.
The ban starts at midnight tonight (0001h GMT
+8, 17 October 2016).