The recall of millions of phones by Samsung after reports of exploding batteries may prompt airlines to ban the phones in flights.
Reportedly, the tragic crash of a 747 UPS plane is alleged to have have been caused by lithium ion batteries kept in cargo catching fire. The tragedy has alerted us about the danger of transporting batteries in flights.
The incident has made airlines aware of dangers posed to passengers life from cell phone batteries. Recently, a Qantas flight’s crew had to fight fire on board a flight when seat caught fire from a phone.
Recently, a Qantas flight’s crew had to fight fire onboard a flight when seat caught fire from a phone.
The fire broke out when a passenger unintentionally dropped the phone into flight’s mechanisms and then moved his chair to retrieve the phone.
Following the incident, Airline came up with a safety video to warn passengers to avoid such actions onboard.
Airlines also began to ban passengers from carrying spare batteries in their luggage. The US Federal Aviation Authority is cautious about spare batteries with exposed terminals, when in contact with metals in passengers bag could cause deadly short circuit.
But, authority says external portable phone re-chargers may not create such a mayhem, since they are not having exposed terminals.
Most airlines blocked entry of hoverboards in flights, having seen many fire incidents due to them.
While Samsung admitted that its Galaxy Note 7s also has the same issue, as reported for hoverboards, Airlines may take a precaution for all new Galaxy Note 7 phone.
For Airlines it is more easy to deny permission to carry Hoverboards, as it is easy to detect them in flight. Also after the recall of Samsung phones, danger posed by Galaxy Note 7 may decrease.
Moreover, Airlines face a PR crisis if they dont allow a a passenger not to carry a particular model of smartphone in flights.