Australian Airlines Relax Phone Ban Too

It was forbidden for years. Now passengers flying Qantas and Virgin airlines can use their mobile phones throughout the flight. They still won't be able to make calls or send texts. But they can keep their phones and tablets switched on as long as they're in 'flight mode'. Previously passengers were forced to turn off their smartphones and tablets until the plane had reached cruising altitude. Alan Milne is head of engineering at Quantas.

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