/// Confirmed: Lots of Folks Are "Forgetting" To Turn Off Their Phones Before Takeoff

May 10, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Sure, everyone hears the announcements to turn off all electronics before takeoff. But not everyone listens. And it’s not just the one guy you see blatantly ignoring the flight attendent’s request. A new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association finds that 30 percent of people admit to at least occasionally forgetting to turn off a device, most often a smartphone. What’s more, lots more folks admit that when they do turn off their device they are really only putting it in “airplane mode,” which turns off the cellular radio but leaves the device on. And, of course, that’s what people will admit to in a survey. The poll comes as the Federal Aviation Administration is pondering whether to change its electronics policies .

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Confirmed: Lots of Folks Are "Forgetting" To Turn Off Their Phones Before Takeoff

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