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SkyMan

I know it's called airplane mode but is it ok to use after take-off or is it something they are hoping will be approved eventually?

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My sister once left her blackberry, in data and call mode, on for an entire flight, EVERYTHING.

The plane crashed down and we all died.

 

Nah, just kidding. Nothing happened.

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SomeRandomGuy

If it was really that dangerous... do u think they would even let them on the plane>?

 

There is another reason for it.. has to be.... ( yes I know a few of you are thinking SRG and his conspiracy shit) but think about it.

 

If mobile phones could effect the plane, we would not be allowed to have them on our persons, they would have to be in baggage with battery out and they would enforce it if that was the case.

 

Just food for thought that is all.

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I was on Qantas flight one time.  Flight attendant saw me playing with my  "smart" phone and promptly informed me to turn the thing off completely before take- off.  I showed her thing was on flight mode. No Sir you have to completely to turn it off.   She did not use the word Sir thou……Aussies never do.   It was more like “turn the bloody thing off MATE.”

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Phones can and do interfere with aircraft. But it is rare.

 

The reason they say all electronic devices off, its easier than arguing with every 2nd passenger as what category their device fits into.

 

2nd - disobey the direction of the crew and it is an offence. Seen plenty of smartarses escorted from the aircraft by the federal police, generally shuts them up real quick

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On emirates. you are supposed to turn rhem off for take off and landing.

but you are allowed to use them inflight as a phone. Using there carrier of course.

and of course there is a charge for that.

 

funny how a mobile phones used to be hazardous to aircraft till they found a way to make money off them

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SkyMan

I know that everything must be off during TO and landing. But in between you can use mp3 players, laptops, etc.  Is a smart phone in airplane mode also ok at this time?

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ThomsonJr

Mythbusters busted this myth. No airplane has ever crashed because of a cellphone that was still turned on.

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It is highly unlikely that EM radiation from a cell phone, laptop, e-reader etc will affect aircraft systems - but it is not impossible. There is nothing inherently wrong with using an electronic device that is not radiating at wireless frequencies during flight. Think hearing aids, pacemakers, electronic watches, a lot of the pilot's instrumentation etc.

 

Lamoe is correct, during takeoff and landing - pay attention. The standard for evacuation of an aircraft is 90 seconds - longer than that and you risk not being a survivor. If you are messing about with your phone, you will be part of the problem and not part of the solution.

 

Put your cell phone, or other wireless devices, in Airplane Mode before you turn it off when told to do so before takeoff. Once the captain turns off the seat belt sign, turn the phone on again. On landing, wait until (at least) the aircraft is taxiing in to the gate before turning on the phone and taking it out of Airplane Mode. I doubt you will run foul of any airline's rules - which are there, so they tell us, for our own safety.

 

 

 

 

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A_Simple_Man

I believe you are allowed to have your cell phone in airplane mode so long as your seat is in the upright position and your table tray is stowed.  This is because 2 out of 3 ain't bad. :sarcasm:

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Mythbusters busted this myth. No airplane has ever crashed because of a cellphone that was still turned 

 

 

If I remember correctly (and I may not) it was inconclusive...and the avionics they used for testing were far less than todays state of the art machines...best to play it safe and turn the things off .    Would't want some stray signal putting the plane on the wrong flight path.     perhaps thats what happened to Asiana in SFO????

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broden

Mythbusters busted this myth. No airplane has ever crashed because of a cellphone that was still turned on.

if one did crash it was probably cause the pilot was busy texting

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ThomsonJr

If I remember correctly (and I may not) it was inconclusive...and the avionics they used for testing were far less than todays state of the art machines...best to play it safe and turn the things off .    Would't want some stray signal putting the plane on the wrong flight path.     perhaps thats what happened to Asiana in SFO????

 

Aren't there airplanes with Wi-Fi available nowadays? I wonder how risky that is then.

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I know it's called airplane mode but is it ok to use after take-off or is it something they are hoping will be approved eventually?

 

Yes they are approved during the flight but as you say but never during take off and landing, we have never had any problems with the airlines.

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