A Conversation for Mobile Phones and Aircraft

Flying and phoning

Post 1

Pimms

Thanks for explaining all that smiley - ok
I feel like I understand the issues now, and will happily turn off my phone.

Pimms


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Post 2

Wargamer (The Wanderer)

From now on, I'm carrying a hammer in my hand luggage... if I find any active mobiles, WHAM! one broken caller! smiley - injured


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Post 3

Recumbentman

I don't think they allow hammers in hand luggage. Use a whiskey bottle.


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Post 4

Wargamer (The Wanderer)

Good plan... enjoyment in two forms! smiley - cheers


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Post 5

jacksmythe

And when it becomes standard practice, will you refuse to fly on planes that allow it? Because it will happen. Further, most "incidents" in the lists are actually confrontations between cabin crew and passengers, poorly handled. Those rate the same as actual interference. Also, the single biggest offender is the laptop. Look through the incident lists -- and bear in mind that on any flight there are likely to be many active mobiles, most of them unintentionally switched on.


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Post 6

Recumbentman

Yes, we accept small risks, and generally that's the sensible thing to do.

But as the writer says, in aviation a small risk is less acceptable than in it would be in places where you have less speed up and less distance to fall . . . you are after all a human cannonball up there.


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Post 7

imaginarynumber

what then about the em fields from all of the other gadgets we use on plans?


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Post 8

imaginarynumber

opps typo- planes


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