Portuguese man fined for having phone in “Flight Mode” on aeroplane

in News · 17-05-2019 01:00:00 · 2 Comments
Portuguese man fined for having phone in “Flight Mode” on  aeroplane

A Portuguese man on a flight to Funchal had to pay a fine of two thousand euros for having put the phone in “flight mode” instead of turning it off completely.

Consumer rights watchdog Deco says the man had authorities waiting for him at Funhal airport for disobeying cabin crew and two months later received the fine, which a court upheld.


The airline said the aircraft in question could still have been affected by phones in flight mode, and the transgression was a very serious offence.


The airline has not been identified.



Comments:

Completely fake. And even if it was requested by crew members they would have a hard time to prove that a mobile phone in airplane mode would affect in any way the aircraft. (all type of radio communications are off in airplane mode)

by Pedro from UK on 18-05-2019 07:03:00

Fake News I'm afraid

by James from Madeira on 17-05-2019 12:33:00
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