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Show Of Hands November 6th, 2019 2:23pm

Do you actually put your phone in airplane mode when flying?

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YankeeFan3579 Go Yankees,East Side
11/18/19 8:10 pm

Not my phone. Usually my iPad or laptop though

Texas1 location
11/08/19 4:49 pm

Last time I flew not everyone had a phone, including me. Well last time I flew commercially that is.

chancesmi D.C.
11/08/19 7:30 am

Yes, but only so that my phone isn’t searching for a signal the whole time, thereby draining the battery.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 10:19 pm

Here’s a very good safety video about cellphones and airplanes. youtu.be/JYAq-7sOzXQ

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
11/06/19 6:24 pm

Not because of any ridiculous debunked regulatory concern. But simply because my battery lasts longer on airplane mode.

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badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:05 pm

Yes. You can’t get a signal and the battery goes dead fast because it’s searching continuously. But it’s fun to airdrop memes to unwitting people in the cabinπŸ˜‚

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/06/19 5:58 pm

Almost always, but sometimes I just power it off before boarding instead.

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phalnx Ohio
11/06/19 4:43 pm

No, I manually turn the Wifi and 4G off.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:06 pm

When you put it in airplane mode only the G4 cellular goes off. It should leave the wifi and Bluetooth on so you can use the airplane connection.

phalnx Ohio
11/07/19 4:49 am

Nah. That's what my 3DS is for.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
11/06/19 4:06 pm

I like to leave the browser open on ISIS recruitment sites.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:07 pm

Lol. I know a guy that travels from Macallen Texas with his hotspot on that says border ICEπŸ˜‚

CarlAmeric Bradenton, FL
11/06/19 3:13 pm

Saves your battery and charges faster in AP mode

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missmorganmarie ...
11/06/19 4:04 pm

not my phone

griffitl Arizona
11/06/19 3:10 pm

I just turn it off...

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
11/06/19 3:00 pm

πŸ’  Show Of Hands asked:

Do you actually put your phone in airplane mode when flying?

Yes
No

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badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:09 pm

The pilots and flight attendants could be fired if they don't. But we do anyway because the battery goes dead if you don't.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
11/06/19 7:35 pm

But, what about safety? Do phones really cause interference with navigation?

pilotguy Las Vegas
11/06/19 9:12 pm

As an airline pilot - yes, it can.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 9:17 pm

Pilot is right. Not sure what anymore. It used to interfere with our nav on our older DC9’s. I’m not sure what if anything it does to GPS. Since everyone leaves their phones on, and nobody has gotten lost, it may not be a factor anymore.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 10:17 pm

Here’s a good safety video about cellphones on planes. youtu.be/JYAq-7sOzXQ

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
11/06/19 10:27 pm

That was great! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

pilotguy Las Vegas
11/07/19 12:13 am

DC9s? Sound like an ol Air Tran guy to me!

JayDiddle Indiana
11/12/19 4:30 pm

If my phone can interfere with a plane’s navigation, why doesn’t my phone interfere with its own navigation?

JPA1960 Illinois
11/06/19 1:30 pm

Always. That’s the rule!

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HoosierFan
11/06/19 1:02 pm

Yes, to preserve battery life.

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desolatia Oregon
11/06/19 12:59 pm

Yes, I’m a rule follower. I just use it for music on the plane, anyway.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/06/19 11:59 am

Yeah, unless I'm flying myself in a light aircraft under visual flight rules. There's no rules against texting and flying.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:10 pm

Yes. Down low you can get a signal. Plus if you get a nordo you can call the tower. Done that.

UniversePlan Michigan
11/06/19 11:48 am

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kash Earf
11/06/19 12:15 pm

You can use WiFi in Airplane mode.

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11/06/19 2:19 pm

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badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:11 pm

If you put it in airplane mode, only the cellular goes off. The wifi and Bluetooth stay on.

paranoidandroid peace love science
11/06/19 11:32 am

Yes. To save battery because I’m not going to be using it for anything but music. Plus, plummeting back to earth is the method of death that I fear the most. I pretty much do what they tell me too even though I know it won’t make a difference.

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badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:12 pm

You have more of a chance of being killed by the Clintons than an airplane.

EatMoreMeat Counting the Fallacies
11/06/19 11:16 am

Yes because if not your pilot is getting annoyed at the static noise your phone is causing him to hear on his headset. I don’t like upsetting the people flying my plane.

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badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:12 pm

Good point. We can hear it when it’s trying to get a signal.

Quinnipiac Here
11/06/19 10:33 am

I have an active interest in the plan avionics not being disrupted. Plus, my phone drains battery by trying to stay in contact with a cell tower.

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jmw7477 Indiana
11/06/19 10:26 am

I haven’t flown in about 30 years. It was for a middle school trip to DC.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:13 pm

Time for a fun trip to someplace on your bucket list.

jmw7477 Indiana
11/06/19 6:39 pm

I don’t really like to travel. I don’t have much of a bucket list.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:41 pm

Aww. What do you really want to see before you die?

jmw7477 Indiana
11/06/19 6:48 pm

I wouldn’t mind going to Stonehenge, Salem, and Roswell. But I don’t want to be away from home long enough to go. Maybe if teleportation was real.

badattitude no place like home
11/06/19 6:49 pm

Just take a nap, watch a movie then take a pee and you’ll be there.

jmw7477 Indiana
11/06/19 6:57 pm

Yeah, but I’d still be away from home. The few times we’ve gone on vacation, I was counting down the time until I’d get back home. It doesn’t take long for my battery to drain. But it takes a very long time for me to recharge.

YouPostedCringe Michigan
11/06/19 9:36 am

You are retarded if you don’t. It saves you so much battery power.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/06/19 8:29 am

I turn my phone off.

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TomM
11/06/19 8:22 am

Yes or I turn it off. There's no signal and I may as well save the battery.

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MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
11/06/19 7:39 am

I typically just turn it off.

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Cutlass473 Earth
11/06/19 7:32 am

If there was any serious threat of electronics or cell signals interfering with avionics: 1)no electronic devices would be allowed on airplanes and b) thousands of planes would have crashed by now.

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YouPostedCringe Michigan
11/06/19 9:36 am

Its to save battery tard

meerkat1 California
11/06/19 11:44 am

No, it’s not. Airlines don’t tell you to put your phone in airplane mode “to save battery”. They could care less about your phone battery, you “tard”.

YouPostedCringe Michigan
11/06/19 12:17 pm

I never said they tell you to because it saves you battery, nice try noon.

STEMguy Parties Are The Enemy
11/06/19 7:27 am

It saves battery and there’s no reception anyway.

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