There is no doubt last year was a tough year for Samsung, with all the troubles with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, as well as the aviation community having to ban the phone from flights given their unsafe track record.
Now, as if to poke a thumb at the incident, Samsung decided it was a good idea to give out the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone to a whole plane full of passengers. And they did shove out a cart full of phones into the galley.
So 200 passengers on Iberia’s flight 0513 between La Coruña to Madrid Barajas in Spain got a free phone each as they flew on this lucky flight. The promotion was organised by Samsung Spain, and Samsung even made a video about it.
Of course, Iberia had their own video as well.
— Iberia (@Iberia) October 23, 2017
Thank goodness this was not distributed amongst a double aisle plane or an A380, otherwise, the marketing with this picture would have gone all wrong!
Bravo Samsung, on each phone, said,
A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board.
They indeed tweeted later,
At Samsung, when we fall, we not only rise back up – we learn to fly!
I love the humour of the situation if nothing else, and I just wonder why do these things happen to other people while I still have to buy my phones, that too, without a contract! 😉
Samsung, I doff my hat to you for thumbing your own nose to show you’re back!