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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:00 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
Alfred Molon[_6_]
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Default Notebooks in flight

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:06 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
Traveller[_9_]
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Default Notebooks in flight

"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


It's actually nothing to do with the device. They don't want you distracted
by your notebook/iPod/Nintendo DS/whatever if there's an emergency and you
have to get out in a hurry.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:13 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
irwell
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


One notebook maybe, but 50 to 100 could cause some beat frequency
problems with the avionics.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:41 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
John Kulp
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon
wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


It is and has been proven over and over to be the case. It's mindless
bureaucracy rambling on. Someone came up with this before they
bothered to study it and it has been around ever since.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:42 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
John Kulp
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:13:55 -0800, Irwell wrote:

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


One notebook maybe, but 50 to 100 could cause some beat frequency
problems with the avionics.


Baloney. This has been proven to be completely false again and again.
More than likely, they are concerned someone would get injured if they
suddenly had to stop and don't want to be liable. It has nothing to
do with electronics.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:09 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
PeterL
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Nov 18, 3:00*pm, Alfred Molon wrote:
Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.
--

Alfred Molonhttp://www.molon.de- Photos of Asia, Africa and Europe



If they want you to put everything away and store all your stuff under
you seat, why would they then allow you to hold a piece of hardware on
your lap? It may be thrown around in turbulance and hurt someone.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:15 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
Jim Davis[_1_]
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Default Notebooks in flight


"Irwell" wrote in message
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On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


One notebook maybe, but 50 to 100 could cause some beat frequency
problems with the avionics.


Not really. For example, think about the WN flight that overshot the runway
at MDW. If 30 people had laptops out for use, they would have had 30
missiles streaking through the cabin. (Among other things.)


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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:23 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
Jim Davis[_1_]
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Default Notebooks in flight

"PeterL" wrote in message
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On Nov 18, 3:00 pm, Alfred Molon wrote:
Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.
--

Alfred Molonhttp://www.molon.de- Photos of Asia, Africa and Europe



If they want you to put everything away and store all your stuff under
you seat, why would they then allow you to hold a piece of hardware on
your lap? It may be thrown around in turbulance and hurt someone.


Everything has to be stowed as not to become a deadly flying object in the
event of an accident. The crazy part is, you can have an infant on your
lap.


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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:01 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
irwell
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:42:47 GMT, John Kulp wrote:

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:13:55 -0800, Irwell wrote:

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.


One notebook maybe, but 50 to 100 could cause some beat frequency
problems with the avionics.


Baloney. This has been proven to be completely false again and again.


Not asking about your state of mind here.
They, the people who really know, require that all electronic devices
be powered down during the landing and take off phases of the flight.
They don't want to take chances with passenger's electronics that may
not be assembled and tested to FCC/FAA standards, including radiation
hardness.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:42 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.travel.asia
John Kulp
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Default Notebooks in flight

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 19:01:11 -0800, Irwell wrote:

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:42:47 GMT, John Kulp wrote:

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:13:55 -0800, Irwell wrote:

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0100, Alfred Molon wrote:

Why exactly are you not allowed to use a notebook computer during take-
off and landing? The radio power emitted by a notebook should be too
weak to cause any problems to the plane electronics.

One notebook maybe, but 50 to 100 could cause some beat frequency
problems with the avionics.


Baloney. This has been proven to be completely false again and again.


Not asking about your state of mind here.
They, the people who really know, require that all electronic devices
be powered down during the landing and take off phases of the flight.
They don't want to take chances with passenger's electronics that may
not be assembled and tested to FCC/FAA standards, including radiation
hardness.



Sure and cellphones do the same thing according to the same ones that
believe this. Also, having been proven to be completely false. The
reason, as everyone else knows, is to prevent liability for these
things flying around the cabin in case of a sudden stop.
 




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