[maemo-users] "airplane mode" for traveling

From: Jonathan Jesse jjesse at gmail.com
Date: Fri Dec 14 01:21:44 EET 2007
On Dec 13, 2007 4:20 PM, Steve Yelvington <steve at yelvington.com> wrote:

> I am "only"a frequent flier (Delta Platinum) and by no means an official
> source, but it's my understanding there is NO FAA rule regarding devices
> that might emit RF radiation. Try "google site:faa.gov bluetooth" and
> see what shows up.
> The ironclad rule is that you have to do as you're told by the crew (and
> if you don't, you can be arrested for that). The airlines make their own
> policy decisions and you have to obey them.
> I have not seen any specific references to Bluetooth in any "back of the
> magazine" policy documents on airlines I've flown recently. I've heard
> that British Airways specifically OKs Bluetooth but can't verify that.
> Boeing has been trying to peddle wi-fi in aircraft for some time.
> Apparently the satellite link part is pretty expensive.
> So whether or not bluetooth is allowed I'll talk with the airlines, but do
you have to switch to "Offline
Mode" to comply with the wireless portion?  If so then bluetooth is disabled
as well
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