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Topic # 148889 4-Jul-2014 11:28
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Air travellers can now use phones, e-readers, tablets and MP3 players from gate-to-gate after the Civil Aviation Authority relaxed its rules around handheld portable electronic devices. Provided electronic devices are in non-transmitting mode, Air New Zealand will from this month allow them to be used for the duration of flights, the airline said today


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  Reply # 1080817 4-Jul-2014 11:30
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from 16th July,  not from 'now'

but yes, awesome news. :D


(ETA:  5000th Post!!!!!)

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Very cool, non-stop music AKL-CHC for me :)

And NonprayingMantis - congrats... dont break the 5000... see how long you can keep it for ;)





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  Reply # 1080824 4-Jul-2014 11:37
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xpd: Very cool, non-stop music AKL-CHC for me :)

And NonprayingMantis - congrats... dont break the 5000... see how long you can keep it for ;)



When did you get added to the mod list? I couldn't imagine the 5000 lasting very long at all. 


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  Reply # 1080825 4-Jul-2014 11:37
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yay, finally



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  Reply # 1080831 4-Jul-2014 11:38
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It's always been a strange thing really. If it was really that big of a deal, how come more planes don't crash when people "forget" :) 


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  Reply # 1080832 4-Jul-2014 11:39
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xpd: Very cool, non-stop music AKL-CHC for me :)

And NonprayingMantis - congrats... dont break the 5000... see how long you can keep it for ;)



ok.


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  Reply # 1080835 4-Jul-2014 11:41
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About time, always annoyed me having to turn off Kindle (Radio on it always off anyway).
Be nice to be able to listen to music all the way through too.

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  Reply # 1080871 4-Jul-2014 12:18
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As per sbiddle's post:


From 16 July the airline will allow the use of handheld portable electronic devices including tablets, smartphones, e-readers and mp3 players during all phases of flight provided the devices are in flight mode.  Previously customers could not use their devices during the taxi, take-off and landing phases of flight.

Initially this option will be available to customers travelling on domestic and international services operated by Airbus A320 and Boeing 787-9, 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft with plans to include Air New Zealand’s regional turbo prop and Boeing 767-300 fleets over time, subject to regulatory approval.




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  Reply # 1080875 4-Jul-2014 12:22
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And in other news, plane geeks may want to have cameras handy on Monday and keep your eyes on flightradar24

Rumours are that ZK-NZE, the first 787-900 is due in about 830. Not sure if it will do a city fly-by or just staged media shots after the arrival for the news.

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  Reply # 1080892 4-Jul-2014 12:30
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networkn: It's always been a strange thing really. If it was really that big of a deal, how come more planes don't crash when people "forget" :) 



It's not the electronic signals they worry about.
It's so people don't get distracted if an emergency occur during takeoff and landing.

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Well past time, I fly back from Wellington in a few weeks with AirNZ, good times!




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  Reply # 1080907 4-Jul-2014 12:48
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So up until 15 July the plane will still fall out of the sky if I have my device on at take off or landing but after that it won't.  They must need time to fit the "Flight Mode RFI don't fall out of the sky filter" thingy then.

About time...

 

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Giggs: So up until 15 July the plane will still fall out of the sky if I have my device on at take off or landing but after that it won't.  They must need time to fit the "Flight Mode RFI don't fall out of the sky filter" thingy then.

About time...

 

And the refuelling rig will explode on the tarmac...

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  Reply # 1080912 4-Jul-2014 12:52
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You mean I wasnt supposed to before??

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NZtechfreak: Well past time, I fly back from Wellington in a few weeks with AirNZ, good times!


How long are you down for? Got time for a beer?

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