This follows an order from the US Department of Transportation banning the phones on planes flying within its jurisdiction because they pose a fire hazard

South African Airways (SAA) joined the growing list of airlines banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from its flights. This follows an order from the US Department of Transportation issued on October 11 which gave airlines flying within its jurisdiction four days to ban the phones from planes because they posed a fire hazard. AFP reported the US government initially said that passengers attempting to board planes with the phones might face fines, but later clarified that such passengers will simply not be allowed on planes. "Passengers who try to evade the ban by packing the phone in their checked luggage may be subject to criminal prosecution in addition to fines. Packing the phones in checked luggage increases the risk of a catastrophic incident," the department said. The BBC reported on Sunday Air Berlin had banned the phones with immediate effect. Larger German rival Lufthansa had a ban on flights to the US, and was planning to impose the restriction across all flights. "The Gal...

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