I was flying back on the redeye flight from LA this weekend.
Before boarding, I turned off my cell phone and stuffed
it in my briefcase.(apparently I had not pressed the off
button hard enough and the phone was still on)
Two hours into the flight, I was reading a book when
I noticed the FA and the co-pilot walking up and down the
aisles several times, as if they were looking for something.
They stopped in front me and asked if I had my cell phone
on. This is their facial expression at the time
I replied that I did have a phone, but it was turned off.
They asked to see it and I took it out of my briefcase.
Oh no, it was indeed on. I apologized for my mistake and
they simply asked me make sure it's turned off the next
I was left there somewhat embarrassed
How did they find out I was the one? The co-pilot had
a strange-looking walkman-sized device in his hand.
Is that some new gadget they use to track down phone
on planes nowadays?