Air New Zealand has issued a total ban on fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all of its flights from 5am on Sunday morning.
A spokeswoman said the airline strongly advised travellers not to bring these devices to the airport with them.
“They cannot be accepted for travel and there is no storage facility available for them at our check in areas,” the spokeswoman said.
It came after the United States Department of Transportation issued a total ban on passengers and flight crews bringing the phones on airline flights into and out of the United States.
Is this the worst product defect in modern times? A phone that can catch fire or explode but itself?