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06-12-2011, 09:48 AM #41
I always just put my devices on airplane mode and lock it til they say we can use them again.
06-12-2011, 10:52 AM #42
06-12-2011, 12:17 PM #43
As mentioned by a couple posters above I think the main risk is if 200+ cell phones are looking for cell signal (which you don't get at 30,000 ft anyway), they will emit full power and the combined interferences can be substantial, and might also have health consequences for travelers (or most likely crew members flying everyday).
It can also be for safety reasons. If everyone is texting during takeoff/landing, which are the riskiest parts of the flight, they might be problems if an emergency occurs.
Anyway, back to the topic, I usually turn my phone on airplane mode before takeoff, and keep it this way until landing. I used wifi on delta once, and it was so slow it took me a good 10 min to send an email, so I think it pretty pointless.
06-12-2011, 12:23 PM #44
It's a "plane", not a "plain". We have some of the worst writers on the 'net. *sigh*
06-12-2011, 06:12 PM #45
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06-14-2011, 07:51 PM #47