This Is Why You Are Asked To Switch Your Phone To Airplane Mode On Board A Flight

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Updated on 14 Apr, 2016 at 1:39 pm


Special instructions are given on flights to switch your phone to airplane/flight mode before take off. Ever wonder why?


If you have ever been on a flight, you must have heard the  various instructions given by flight attendants. Many people follow the rules, but there are those who defy the rules, assuming that it couldn’t possibly do any harm.


Your life is in your hands!

Your electronic devices’ signals can interrupt the electronic devices on the plane. It can even cause the plane to malfunction or crash. But, technology has changed and this isn’t the most important reason to worry about anymore.



The Actual Reason!

You are asked to switch your phone to airplane mode while on a flight because it disturbs and annoys pilots and air traffic controllers with a constant buzzing sound. The kind you will have heard if you’ve ever used a microphone while standing close to a speaker.


So, don’t forget to put your phone on airplane/flight mode for a safe journey!