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05-15-2013, 05:58 PM #21
05-15-2013, 05:59 PM #22
Its easy if a passenger is threatening the lives of others throw them off the plane or at least threaten to that should persuade them all right.
05-15-2013, 06:01 PM #23
Just cause you read something on a message board doesn't make it true. Show me one actual finding of this, verified, and I will believe you. Do you really think that if a cell phone could cause a plane to crash they would allow them on the plane at all??? Of course not..
05-15-2013, 06:01 PM #24
05-15-2013, 06:22 PM #25
Just turn off your phones!?!? What are you all defending? Turn it off and 'maybe' one day we won't have to but TODAY we still should. I know you all think you're geniuses but, honestly....
...you're not....and neither am I....so just follow the rules and stop being cry babies!
05-15-2013, 06:31 PM #26
05-15-2013, 07:11 PM #27
Proposed Bill Pushes for iPads to be allowed during Flight Takeoffs
Reading some of these responses, I stand by that.
People always have a story or some BS example of how their "cousin works for the FAA" or "neighbor's niece is a pilot" and 'THEY said it's okay' when it comes to leaving your phone on, instead of complying with federal safety regulations that may inconvenience you for all of 10 minutes. smhReminding you all that YOU'RE ≠ YOUR
05-15-2013, 08:37 PM #28
How hard is it for some people to stop looking at their phones for 10 minutes?
05-15-2013, 08:41 PM #29
05-15-2013, 10:57 PM #30
HOAX.... BS... LIES... FALSE
I have seen iPhones remain on, being used, and not even on airplane mode numerous times on flights during take-off and landing without consequence. A faulty plane, faulty instruments and a dozen other valid reasons for the dated technology we have in our planes can explain this other then a hero flight attendant running the aisles to find that villain iPhone user who trumped the systems by leaving his phone one! Unless I'm the only person who has seen iPhones, iPads, Androids and every other electronic device remain on during take-off and landing then this story is BS.
05-15-2013, 11:07 PM #31
05-15-2013, 11:29 PM #32
I actually do work in the aircraft industry. So there!
05-15-2013, 11:30 PM #33
I absolutely believe people should have the freedom to use their cellphones (with the cellular radio active) in-flight if they so choose. They should also have the right to smoke (on the plane), the freedom to take illicit substances, the right to bear automatic weapons and/or any other weapons of mass destruction they choose, plus the constitutional right to be a suicide bomber. However, I would like all those people to go in one big plane together. With Moosestache.
05-15-2013, 11:59 PM #34
Considering that most flights probably have several passengers that don't turn their phones off or forget to turn them off I'd be more concerned that the shielding on the equipment in that plane wasn't up to par. If the phone did cause it they should go through that plane with a fine tooth comb and upgrade any faulty equipment that doesn't have the proper shielding in a day and age where the air is saturated with wireless signals on every takeoff and landing.
05-16-2013, 01:37 AM #35
Devices should be strictly prohibited to use on board. Even if you are bored to death, boredom can't cause death, but using your devices may risk lives.
Last edited by Nikhil Gorwani; 05-16-2013 at 01:40 AM.
05-16-2013, 02:44 AM #36
If memory serves me a US airline has just had approval from the FAA to allow mobile devices to be left on from departure to arrival.
The main reason for turning them off during takeoff an landing is so people are more aware of what's going in at the most critical stages of flight, the interference argument is still unproven, you can have interference from equipment from the ground, my biggest problems are from Laser lights on the ground being pointed in the the flight deck on final approach.
It's like the argument some people have over why on UK airlines you have to have the window blind open for takeoff and landing but on US airlines you don't. Some say its so your eyes are adjusted to the surroundings if you evacuate the aircraft, some say its just daft!
05-16-2013, 06:56 AM #37
05-16-2013, 06:57 AM #38
csglinux just sits in his basement and posts inflammatory stuff, usually completely wrong, but he adds a certain charm to this site, so they let him stay.
PS I always turn off my phone when I get on a plane, because it is the rule. I do, however, take my seat belt off before the plane has come to a complete stop.
05-16-2013, 09:18 AM #39
It's amazing how fear effects people's thinking - or lack of it. And I don't say this to diminish airline safety.
Since they say let's base it on science:
Why is it okay for phone to be on above 10K feet? It can still seek a signal to connect and supposedly cause confusion.
We all know people, even pilots, who leave their phone on, why aren't there any navigation issues from this?
What about stronger devices in checked bags? How do you know they are turned off?
If science said iphone disrupted communication, what about all the cell phone on the ground including those in towers (since this is a low level issue)?
Think about the logic of the rule. My one year plays a Leappad which can connect to nothing and has no signal. Still it is banned as an electronic (battery operated) device. Is this for awareness or technological safety?
I would not board an aircraft if it was so unsafe a cell phone could cause problems. All aircraft I know of operate using a frequency completely different than that of cell phones per regulations.
05-16-2013, 10:15 AM #40
i dont know why it is such a big deal for people to turn their cell phones off. you are getting on to an airplane. why risk anything at the cost of checking facebook updates and twitter news feeds. people are just greedy a-holes who think they are entitled to anything and everything. turn the damn phone off, kick back and enjoy the flight.