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# 179275 2-Sep-2015 21:36
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Does anyone know what the stance is on Fitbits on Air NZ flights? They use the low power bluetooth stuff and are fine on most carriers world wide, but I am aware that Air NZ is a bit behind the times in the area of electronics on planes. Don't want to be fined for what is essentially my watch and alarm, but would rather not leave it behind




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  # 1378579 2-Sep-2015 21:37
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They couldn't care less.



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  # 1378600 2-Sep-2015 21:51
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Most flight attendants probably won't even know they were a Fitbit on your wrist!




 
 
 
 


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  # 1378618 2-Sep-2015 22:20
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If they comply with CAA regulations they should be okay, ask either AirNZ and or CAA. When I fly I turn off the Bluetooth on my Garmin to save any hassles and it only takes a few seconds.




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  # 1378688 3-Sep-2015 07:16
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MikeB4: If they comply with CAA regulations they should be okay, ask either AirNZ and or CAA. When I fly I turn off the Bluetooth on my Garmin to save any hassles and it only takes a few seconds.


all well and good if you CAN turn it off some fitbits you cant

im pretty sure the reading device (PC or Phone) initiates the transfer, and you can turn blue tooth off on those. Think it sits in a standby state till then so as to not kill the battery

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If it made any difference, don't you think planes would be crashing all over the place

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I saw mauricio talking about this the other day.....I wonder why they've never picked up on these in the past.  Has wearables moved too fast for them to make a rule about it?




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  # 1378713 3-Sep-2015 07:59
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Air New Zealand is not behind the times. You can use mobile devices in airplane mode in most flights (large planes) from gate to gate. This is the same as other airlines around the world.

As per wearables, those are so low power...

Also how would any company enforce rules? There are wearable that look like bands, pendants, watches, keyrings...




 
 
 
 


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davidcole: I saw mauricio talking about this the other day.....I wonder why they've never picked up on these in the past.  Has wearables moved too fast for them to make a rule about it?


They are covered by existing rules for portable electronic devices and transmitters etc.




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MikeB4:
davidcole: I saw mauricio talking about this the other day.....I wonder why they've never picked up on these in the past.  Has wearables moved too fast for them to make a rule about it?


They are covered by existing rules for portable electronic devices and transmitters etc.


I'd have thought they would have to mention them specifically giving most people (?) wouldn't realise they're transmitters.




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freitasm: Air New Zealand is not behind the times. You can use mobile devices in airplane mode in most flights (large planes) from gate to gate. This is the same as other airlines around the world.

As per wearables, those are so low power...

Also how would any company enforce rules? There are wearable that look like bands, pendants, watches, keyrings...


How about the Apple Watch then....? there's another device that uses Bluetooth (and wifi too??)




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  # 1378735 3-Sep-2015 08:35
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Devices must be in flight mode, even on approved aircraft such as the A320.

Any bluetooth device must be in flight mode.

Suggesting that Air NZ could not care less is not a responsible position Steve.

Until (or if there ever is) a regulatory change this is way it must stay.

Exceeding the speed limit when driving will not necessarily result in a crash but you don't do it as it is against the law. Same here. 




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  # 1378737 3-Sep-2015 08:39
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It seems you cannot put most Fitbit devices into flight mode, and pretty sure they have no 'off' switch either. 




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davidcole:
MikeB4:
davidcole: I saw mauricio talking about this the other day.....I wonder why they've never picked up on these in the past.  Has wearables moved too fast for them to make a rule about it?


They are covered by existing rules for portable electronic devices and transmitters etc.


I'd have thought they would have to mention them specifically giving most people (?) wouldn't realise they're transmitters.


If they were to mention and cover every possible device the safety briefing would last the duration of flight between Dunedin and Auckland. I think personal responsibility comes into play
here, one would know if you link a device via Bluetooth or by whatever and therefore know to comply with the regulations. 




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MikeB4:
davidcole:
MikeB4:
davidcole: I saw mauricio talking about this the other day.....I wonder why they've never picked up on these in the past.  Has wearables moved too fast for them to make a rule about it?


They are covered by existing rules for portable electronic devices and transmitters etc.


I'd have thought they would have to mention them specifically giving most people (?) wouldn't realise they're transmitters.


If they were to mention and cover every possible device the safety briefing would last the duration of flight between Dunedin and Auckland. I think personal responsibility comes into play
here, one would know if you link a device via Bluetooth or by whatever and therefore know to comply with the regulations. 



ha ha ha ha....remember people who think the internet is called google?  And post in the the stuff/trademe comment sections?




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Going a bit off topic but if ALL the passengers on a plane left their devices on,  would anything happen?  would the pilot actually notice anything???

Just for the record, when I fly I do switch all my devices off but still think this rule is stupid.

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