Birdwatching wrote:I've never read any serious, scientific proof that an airliner is more at risk in any way if passengers have their phones turned on. In today's world, with thousands of flights every day and 90% of passengers carrying phones, it doesn't matter how many bans and announcements you make, a certain percentage will have their phone active during the flight, either because they don't know how to set it to airplane mode, or they don't care, or they forget. Proof: On the next flight you're on, pay close attention to the sounds you hear during the last 10 minutes of approach. Once the plane is low enough to be within cell phone coverage, phones all over the cabin will make the usual notification sounds of received emails / text messages / missed calls etc.
reidar76 wrote:At these times the airlines don't want people talking on the phone, maybe telling their friends and family it's a windy day and a bumpy take off. Then, a few minutes after take off, the signal was suddenly interrupted and lost.
Coal wrote:reidar76 wrote:At these times the airlines don't want people talking on the phone, maybe telling their friends and family it's a windy day and a bumpy take off. Then, a few minutes after take off, the signal was suddenly interrupted and lost.
I don't think it's about the inconvenience of having a dropped call but rather to try and have people's attention in case there's an emergency?
dc9northwest wrote:Not hearing people on phones is one of my favorite things when in the air.
Let's keep it this way.
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