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Now that Samsung has issued a mass recall for the Galaxy Note 7 , Australian airlines Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia are advising passengers to refrain from using their devices on board. Following numerous reports of exploding batteries, the decision for the ban comes directly from the airlines and not from the country’s aviation authorities. While Note 7 owners can still carry their phones with them, Quantas told Reuters it’s “requesting passengers who own them not [to] switch on or charge them in flight.” @latikambourke Qantas made announcement on flight today…no charging Samsung Note 7 on plane — Dean Cabena (@dcabena77) September 6, 2016 Australian airlines are not…

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