One of the biggest failures in recent technological times has been the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Here is something for you to ponder though:
How would they tell if somebody boarded a flight with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
The most obvious way would be when the person goes through security. Now, it is probably obvious when going through security that a cell phone is a cell phone but how is it possible to tell what kind of cell phone it is. Secondly, are security personnel specifically searching for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones? If they are not then how would a person carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone be stopped from bringing it on the plane.
Samsung have taken steps that as soon as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 upgrades it immediately goes dead. But there is probably still a few people who do have that phone and therefore this is a real and pertinent question.
There are a few things to take note of with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ban. The ban does not only pertain to carrying the Note 7 phone on the plane with you but you cannot even have the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in your checked luggage. This raises the question again, unless they hand sift through every piece of checked luggage how would they stop this type of phone from getting on the plane?
It is worth considering that the ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from flying is actually a federal ban. This definitely raises the punishment that will be meted out for those that ignore the ban. Possibly even criminal charges along with hefty fines.
Perhaps the deterrent is so strong that people simply will not carry the phones on the planes but unless the flyer takes the phone out, it remains unclear as to how a person with such a phone would actually be outed.