Story from a Gizmodo reader:
At the security checkpoint as a husband/partner was saying goodbye
to his wife/partner, she gave her phone to him because she thought
she couldn’t take it on the plane. It was a Galaxy S5 or S6, I
couldn’t really tell, but definitely not a Note. So lots of
confusion. Finally, we are putting a lot of faith in flight
attendants who don’t know the difference between a laptop and a
tablet let alone a nuanced issue like what’s happening with the
Note. I wouldn’t be surprised if we lose access to our cell phones
pre-take off again as a result of Samsung’s fuckup.
Saturday Night Live had a joke this weekend about “Samsung Galaxy 7’s” — without the “Note”. It’s really easy to be confused by this. I really do worry that this fuckup is going to lead to all devices being banned from use on flights.
Update: Worse for Samsung would be a ban on all “Samsung” or even just “Galaxy” phones. Here’s a recording of a Lufthansa pilot forbidding the use of all “Galaxy S7” phones.
★ Monday, 17 October 2016