We all know the drill – change your phone to flight mode and switch off Bluetooth, WIFI and electronic devices in preparation for take-off or landing.
But why do we need to?
Are these gadgets actually risky on a plane or is there proof to relax the rules?
An American survey found four in 10 naughty passengers admitted to leaving their phones on during the flight so what's the effect?
Story took a plane to Kaitaia and the pilot let them text and surf as they flew, which begs the question, how legitimate is the phone ban and is it dangerous?
Story went to investigate.
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