Can I Use My Phone On The Plane?
Flying contains many restrictions when sat inside the aircraft. Rules such as not using your phone, and not using the internet are just two of many. For safety reasons it makes sense that phones and the internet cannot be used in the skies.
But this is all about to change. As aviation regulators have somehow managed to make it safe for mobile devices to be used in US airlines, during takeoff and landing phases of the journey. This should excite all those British expatriates in the USA, because now they wouldn’t have to set their phones to flight mode when they are in the aircraft.
Facebook selfies on the plane
All US airlines are now expected to allow passengers to use their tablets, smartphones, laptops and e-book readers. Right from the time they check in and go through one gate, until they walk out of the next gate at their destination. However, restrictions will still remain. There will still be a ban on internet connections when under 10,000 feet. Voice calls will still be banned due to the possibility that radio interference which could disrupt flight equipment. Before any passenger will be allowed to use their devices on the plane, airlines will be checking them as part of their safety protocols.
This can only be a positive step. There are obvious dangers when flying, and if the airlines and regulators have found a way to maintain that safety it has to be a positive move forward. There are a large number of people who travel using planes in the USA, owing to the size of the country. There are many British expatriates in the USA who may use american airline companies when flying from the UK to the USA and back, or even when they fly inside the USA.
For the businessmen and women in america, it means they can continue working 24 hours a day seven days a week. But, for all those social media fans, for all those British expatriates in the USA, and for all those people flying in the USA. It means their twitter, facebook and instagram accounts will be accessible while in the plane. Which is more important than anything else.