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User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 949 times:
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Hi everyone.

Some of you may have seen that I'm planning a trip to Japan later this year and plan on flying with JL, however I'm a bit confused as to how the electronic devices rule works now.

I have a tablet I was thinking of taking with me onboard to watch my programmes and to surf the web using the WiFi service they offer. How ever is this even allowed?

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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Thread starter):
I have a tablet I was thinking of taking with me onboard to watch my programmes and to surf the web using the WiFi service they offer. How ever is this even allowed?

That is allowed in flight, possibly from gate to gate. However, internet service does tend to be spotty, so don't expect too much.

I should probably add that I fly mostly in Europe and the US, so YMMV.



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User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 922 times:
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What about phones if I was to have it on 'aeroplane' mode? I'd like to use it to snap some pictures.

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 906 times:

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Reply 2):
What about phones if I was to have it on 'aeroplane' mode? I'd like to use it to snap some pictures.

That should be fine, you shouldn't be too concerned.



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User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 895 times:
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Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 3):

That should be fine, you shouldn't be too concerned.

I'll hold you to that! Aha.   Thank you.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Some airlines don't like you taking photos of other passengers. It is a privacy issue. You may have to take photos after the flight, or of just your seat, or maybe looking forward without faces. Just as a courtesy to others, you should never take photos of other passengers faces.

User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 838 times:
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Quoting aklrno (Reply 5):
Some airlines don't like you taking photos of other passengers. It is a privacy issue. You may have to take photos after the flight, or of just your seat, or maybe looking forward without faces. Just as a courtesy to others, you should never take photos of other passengers faces.

Thanks for the heads up.

I don't plan on taking photos of other passengers, rather the food, my seat, leg room, and out of the window. I was just concerned about using my phone as a camera?


User currently offlineCanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 346 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I once forgot to turn my phone to airplane mode during a long flight and nothing happened. I didn't use it or anything, but it was still on.

User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 806 times:
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Quoting CanadianDC10 (Reply 7):
I once forgot to turn my phone to airplane mode during a long flight and nothing happened. I didn't use it or anything, but it was still on.

That's not my concern, my concern is them getting emotional that I have my phone out and using it for photos. I'd have my tablet for doing stuff.  


User currently offlineCanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 346 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 803 times:

I am always using my phone for photos during flight, except for take off and landing when electronic devices must be put away. I've got to Instagram my whole trip, you know! So yes, it will be totally fine.

User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 799 times:
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Quoting CanadianDC10 (Reply 9):
I am always using my phone for photos during flight, except for take off and landing when electronic devices must be put away. I've got to Instagram my whole trip, you know! So yes, it will be totally fine.

That's all I wanted to know. Thank you!


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2129 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 726 times:

I fly for work twice a week and 95% of the time I forget to turn off my blackberry (I keep it inside my briefcase when I travel). So far, the plane hasn't fallen out of the sky...

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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3375 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 11):
I fly for work twice a week and 95% of the time I forget to turn off my blackberry (I keep it inside my briefcase when I travel). So far, the plane hasn't fallen out of the sky...

The most that will happen is that your battery will run out trying to establish service.



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User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 707 times:
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Quoting Coal (Reply 11):
I fly for work twice a week and 95% of the time I forget to turn off my blackberry (I keep it inside my briefcase when I travel). So far, the plane hasn't fallen out of the sky...

Famous last message from Coal.  

Like I said, I've not got a problem with taking my phone on but rather the flight attendants getting emotional with me using it to take a picture out of the window, etc.


User currently offlineMcLarenF1 From Canada, joined Jun 2014, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 696 times:

Having a phone without airplane mode on won't do anything to the AC.

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 678 times:

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Reply 13):
but rather the flight attendants getting emotional with me using it to take a picture out of the window, etc.

The trick is to not let them see you do it.   On my recent trip on VS I was using my phone (messaging only) up on until we were just about entering the runway. Believe it or not, the best time to actually get away with taking a photo(for me at least) is during takeoff and landing, during those times the FA are seated (though, make sure you choose your seats wisely).



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User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 618 times:
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Quoting McLarenF1 (Reply 14):
Having a phone without airplane mode on won't do anything to the AC.

Always good to know.  
Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 15):
The trick is to not let them see you do it. On my recent trip on VS I was using my phone (messaging only) up on until we were just about entering the runway. Believe it or not, the best time to actually get away with taking a photo(for me at least) is during takeoff and landing, during those times the FA are seated (though, make sure you choose your seats wisely).

Very true, and being sat next to my friends they won't go reporting me to the FA


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