Samsung Galaxy Note 7's

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sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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What will happen to any such phones confiscated at the airport.

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

They will most likely go off to an authorised e-waste contractor and be destroyed. 


Keep in mind that on Friday Qantas and Virgin Group both chose to apply the US FAA mandate. So ultimately you're dealing with the airline vs a Federal Government instruction. 

CASA has yet to issue any form of local ruling. So until CASA act, the device will be confiscated (if found or disclosed) but the punter will probably escape a fine. 

brinkers

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2011

Total posts 226

Singapore Airlines has said they will deny boarding to anyone found with a Note 7. So there are alternatives to confiscation.

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 436

I have to admit that I'm feeling no sympathy to any Note 7 user who gets busted or denied boarding. 


There has been sufficient warning and news articles about the dangers - anyone still holding one of these devices is clearly an idiot who feels that their 'need' to hold some form of dangerous object outweighs the safety of the hundred+ people around them! 

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