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User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Are passengers allowed to use these on board UK departing and UK based flights?

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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

If it is like here in the US, they are not allowed as they do interfere with the instruments up front.


Sean from MCO and IND



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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Actually, they are allowed on many airlines in the US.

I'd suggest checking with the airline in question... many airlines include the GPS in the "approved electronic equipment" list they publish.

[Edited 2005-10-11 15:53:53]


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Actually in our manual at the company I work for now and the others I have worked for they are listed on the non-approved Portable Electronic Devices list. Also when I fly as a non-rev, I have seen F/A's on the other airlines approach pax that are using them and ask them to the GPS off.


Sean from MCO and IND



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User currently offlineSmAlbany From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

I have used a handheld GPS on flights in the US. I assume that similar rules would be in effect for UK flights.

I always check with the flight crew first so they know what I am up to. Every time they have allowed me to use it like any other electronic device - only after departure and not during final landing sequence. It works fine if you hold the antenna right up to the window.

Have fun!
Dan


User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

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Actually in our manual at the company I work for now and the others I have worked for they are listed on the non-approved Portable Electronic Devices list.

Thats entirely possible, but I know for a fact WN and AA have them listed as approved equipment, so this is something that varies by airline--not an FAA or FCC regulation. Again, I do agree with you that it is prudent to check with the airline.



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User currently offlineCOFreqFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 5):
but I know for a fact WN and AA have them listed as approved equipment, so this is something that varies by airline

Likewise, CO now allows them onboard, something that has transpired only in the last six months.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 5):
and AA have them listed as approved equipment

..well, not according to them!

..."During flight, never use cellphones (to make or receive calls), two-way pagers, radios, TV sets, remote controls (example: DVD, CD, game, or toy remote controls), a cordless computer mouse, commercial TV cameras, or Global Positioning Systems. "


But, the answer is....as others have said....ask the airline. Many airlines in the US do allow them now.

Jimbo



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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Don't see why they wouldn't be approved... I always used to take my handheld aviation GPS on flights with me before I got hired with my airline.. Ive had on several occasions the FA come up and ask me if a pax can have their GPS on...


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