The Federal Aviation Administration is telling passengers not to use their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard airplanes following recent battery explosions. Airlines are warning passengers not to turn on their phones while in flight in response.
“The Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,” said a statement put out by the agency.
Samsung announced Sept. 2, that it ceased all sales of the Galaxy Note 7 after several reports of exploding batteries on airplanes. Samsung counted 35 reports of battery cell problems around the world and said it will offer free Galaxy Note 7 replacements to anyone who owns one in response to the issues.
“We are aware of the Federal Aviation Administration’s statement about the Galaxy Note 7,” Samsung said. “Consumer safety and peace of mind are our top priority. We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers.”
Recently renovated Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa launched its Halona Kai Beer Garden pop-up series, bringing Maui brews to meet Maui views and celebrate the summer season. Sip a cold Maui beer or seltzer while taking in the breathtaking views of the island. The beer garden will be offered three times a week, 5–9 p.m.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Love to laugh and travel? Join Just For Laughs in Cancún presented by Pollen Presents Nov. 3–7. This festival event brings together the relaxing accommodations of a 5-star resort and laugh-out-loud funny comedy sets for a long, unforgettable escape.
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The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
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