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Turn off your electronics when on a plane!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Supercowboy1986, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    I just landed from Denver and we had a flight delay of 45 mins because a lady REFUSED to turn off her cellphone because she wanted to have twitter Avilaible.... And yes I HEARD her say that to the flight attendant!!! Ugh
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Can they arrest you for that?
  3. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Electronics off when on planes, no phones in movie theaters. Got it.
  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    No phone or texting while driving, too.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    They should have dragged her off the plane. 45 minutes is about 42 minutes more of patience than they should have for people like that.
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I don't get it. If the plane has already landed, why turn off your phone? I can see turning it off before take off or before landing, but after landing they spend 45 minutes trying to get a lady to turn her phone off? Something does not add up...
  7. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    No. My mistake I worded my post wrong. It took 45 mins to depart from Denver and that's when she wouldn't turn her phone off to take off
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    No. It does not compute. Just turn the damn phone off. But there are bullies on airplanes these days.
  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Oh...ok, that makes sense. When I was working I did a lot of traveling and one time in Columbus, OH, we were getting ready to take off, and a lady did something with her phone like you described, but I was not really aware of what was happening until about after 5 or 6 minutes the plane stopped it's taxi before, came back to the terminal and some Security came aboard and took her off. That is how we all found out what she did.

    But, lately, I've been hearing about the laws being changed to allow passengers to keep electronics on regardless and there really is no need to turn anything off.

    :confused:
  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Or...they could just let people use their devices and not make a big deal about it.
  11. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Or you could not buy a plane ticket if you don't agree with the rules they have in place.
  12. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    But what if it's an emergency and you needed to fly to your destination? You could sneak a phone in your shoe, maybe?

    Then, turn it on when nobody is looking....
  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Well.... if you sit in the back of the plane...
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  14. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    ..and he doesn't know simple English grammar, either. :cool:
  15. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    This is true too, but when the rule in place is stupid, I think the best option is to eliminate the rule which eliminates even the possibility for anyone to break it.
  16. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phones_on_aircraft

    The Feds are the ones who made the rules though, so the Airlines can't do much about it.
  17. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Take the bus. They don't make you turn anything off.
  18. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That's true...but, I think some counties make you take your pants off.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Walk? :D
  20. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I saw on MythBusters that it can actually interfere with the aircraft instruments

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