BAN OF ALL SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 DEVICES ON ALL KUWAIT AIRWAYS FLIGHTS (COMMERCIAL AND CARGO)
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 all Kuwait Airways flights. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 device is considered a forbidden hazardous material under the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-185), which forbid airline passengers or crew from travelling with lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices that are likely to generate a dangerous evolution of heat. PHMSA has issued a special permit to Samsung to facilitate commercial shipment of the recalled devices by ground transportation.
Kindly note the following:
- If passengers attempt to travel by air with their Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices, they will be denied boarding.
- If an airline representative observes that a passenger is in possession of a Samsung Note7 device prior to boarding an aircraft, the air carrier will deny boarding to the passenger unless and until the passenger divests themselves and their carry-on and checked baggage of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device. Passengers absolutely should not pack the phones in their checked luggage.
- Passengers who attempt to evade the ban by packing their phone in checked luggage are increasing the risk of a catastrophic incident.
- Anyone violating the ban may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines