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  # 1379786 4-Sep-2015 14:31
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  # 1379790 4-Sep-2015 14:37
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For what it's worth, I posted a question to the GM or Airline Operations. I'll update if they get back to me.

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  # 1379792 4-Sep-2015 14:38
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freitasm: I doubt they even know most (except Surge) Fitbit devices can't be turned off in anyway.


Not even just the bluetooth component?  Luckily my garmin I can turn off either the bluetooth or the entire watch.





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  # 1379793 4-Sep-2015 14:39
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the smaller fitbit one and zip have a single button and it doesnt turn the BT off

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  # 1379794 4-Sep-2015 14:40
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Jase2985:
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i question weather that is th best place to get an accurate answer on such a technical question or if its just some social media liason just reading from somewhere with out actually consulting a higher more knowledgeable authority


Well, noone else seemed to even bother trying to ask AirNZ, so was better than nothing.






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  # 1379801 4-Sep-2015 14:51
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Jase2985:
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i question weather that is th best place to get an accurate answer on such a technical question or if its just some social media liason just reading from somewhere with out actually consulting a higher more knowledgeable authority

Because someone's job involves checking Facebook and Twitter, don't assume they just post the first thing that comes into their head:
  OMG, just had latte with my BF and the barista DIDN'T HAVE A BEARD - WTF?!  BTW, don't fly with your bluetooth on, lol.

I work in a communications team myself (not Air New Zealand's) and our social media liaison person knows more about company policy than most people here.  If there's anything they don't know they would look at policy or guidelines first - and if there's a policy about it, it's because someone knowledgeable has already given it some thought - and they'd consult a subject matter expert if required, before replying.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1379948 4-Sep-2015 19:08
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im not saying they havent, you just have no way of knowing.

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  # 1386008 11-Sep-2015 22:50
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nathan: If it made any difference, don't you think planes would be crashing all over the place


This is true, the risk must be very low, and they have allowed electronic devices to be used in the US, with Wifi enabled on flights etc. 

I think the risk wasn't from your brand-name smartphone, it was from some poorly made devices (or malfunctioning ones) transmitting on the wrong frequency with the wrong strength.  

Properly designed and properly functioning devices were never a risk but when you make a policy you keep it simple.


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  # 1386014 11-Sep-2015 23:57
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I remember on a flight on a small Air NZ plane between Dunedin and Christchurch I heard the GSM buzzing over the cockpit speaker.

Who needs shielded cabling anyway.

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  # 1386239 12-Sep-2015 15:41
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Just follow the instructions of your cabin crew and you'll be fine ;)





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  # 1386241 12-Sep-2015 15:48
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you would need to leave your fitbit at home then. no way to turn off the BT. putting it in the checked luggage makes no difference as its still on the plane

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