Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Here’s What REALLY Happens When You DON’T Switch To AIRPLANE Mode.

If you've flown in the past few years, you've probably noticed that the flight attendants and/or pilots will tell you to put your phone in "Airplane Mode" before takeoff. While most of us will dutifully oblige, have you ever stopped to think about why they ask you to do that?

Hint: It has nothing to do with the plane crashing, contrary to popular myth.

Below, we explain why passengers putting their phones on Airplane Mode is a crucial part of every flight. It's not for the reasons you might think, but it's important to keep in mind.

Some people think you have to turn your phone completely off for a flight, but you don't actually need to.

Some people think you have to turn your phone completely off for a flight, but you don't actually need to.

Instead, you can initiate Airplane Mode.

Instead, you can initiate Airplane Mode.

If your phone is on normal mode, the pilot might be able to hear a buzzing sound, intercepting air traffic control.

If your phone is on normal mode, the pilot might be able to hear a buzzing sound, intercepting air traffic control.

Pilots admit it is not a hazard to safety, the buzzing due to cell phone traffic is persistent and annoying.

Pilots admit it is not a hazard to safety, the buzzing due to cell phone traffic is persistent and annoying.

So it's not as if your phone will cause major problems, but it's just better for everyone if you turn it to Airplane Mode.

So it's not as if your phone will cause major problems, but it's just better for everyone if you turn it to Airplane Mode.

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