SpiceJet Allows Digital Devices On Board
Monday, 28th April 2014 at 05:32am
Travelers will now have a better time to do aboard their flights when they fly with SpiceJet as the budget carrier recently lifted the ban on the use of any digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops on all its flights.
The low-cost carrier effectively becomes the first Indian airline to allow passengers to use their electronic gadgets on board.
The use of digital devices that transmit radio signals was disallowed by all airline companies worldwide aboard all flights for many years as it was initially believed that they would interfere the plane's communication signal that may lead to accidents.
SpiceJet was very happy to publicly announce to the media recently that their passengers can now use their personal electronic devices at certain times during the entire leg of their flight. Previously, passengers are told to turn off at all times their smartphones and other similar devices that transmit radio signals during the plane's flight.
With the new policy, the use of these devices can only be allowed when the plane is cruising at an altitude above 10,000 feet. This is in compliance to the universal policy that both Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has implemented more recently allowing passengers to use their devices on airplane mode only at all times.
This limitation, according to aviation experts, is put in place to allow the passengers to pay close attention to the airline's safety instructions especially during take-off and landing of the plane. The accidental fall of devices during the high-speed landing or take-off of the plane and the possibility of colliding with other objects inside the plane may pose a risk to both plane and the passengers.
By: Pete Lee.