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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Qantas breaks cellphone rules

I thought that it was the airlines, but it seems that it is the CAA that has a ridiculous rule that does not allow the use of PDA's that are integrated with Cellphones, on flights, even when the Cellphone portion is turned off, what is often known as "Flight Mode".

It seems that Qantas was not aware of the silly interpretation by CAA which banned "Flight Mode".

CAA says it is up to the airlines to prove that it is safe, however as they already allow electronic devices after take-off and before landing, how can a PDA with the Cellphone portion turned off be any less safe than a PDA without a Cellphone.

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