From Abu Dhabi to NYC to Minneapolis, the warnings have been loud and clear: if you’re traveling with a Samsung Note 7 it has to be switched off, it cannot be charged, and it cannot be in airplane mode. There’s a well-known fire safety issue with the device that Samsung is trying to fix with a software upgrade.
As I prepare to take off once again, my question is how big of a concern should this be? What if someone ignores the instructions or did not hear the directions or does not speak English and leaves the device on?
Surely, it can’t be that big of a risk if this is the only precaution that is being taken.