While on the plane to KB two days ago, I was told by MAS stewardess to stop using my 'handphone' when the plane was cruising.When I told her that what I was using is PDA(personal digital assistant), she kept quiet and left me alone. Actually, I was updating my calendar on my Treo 650( a smart phone-phone/pda combo) and not using the phone function.Btw, Treo 650 is also a phone.
With new models coming to the market, some airlines staff may not be able to differentiate between the phone and the pda.With some models of smart phones/pda, we can send sms/email while on flight without anyone knowing it(?). Of course,I don't do that.
On another occasion, a man was talking to someone when the plane was about to take off.A few of us "looked" at him, but but he ignored us.We jusk shaked our heads...
On the flight back to KL last night, a young man who was sitting next to me took out a GPS gadget and switched it on. May be he was trying to locate his position-just for the fun of it.
Nowadays, some people( I may be one of them), are armed to the teeth with their electronic gadgets either on the bodies or in their bags while on the go.Personally, I used to carry a notebook,a mobile phone, a pda and a mp3 player.I love to have a GPS equipment but I have yet to get the money to buy it. Nowadays, I only have my smart phone/pda( Treo 650) and a mp3 player(iPod). It is very convenient for others that I am connected wirelessly but at time, I just love to be left alone.To my friends,if you can't call me, just sms (text) me-I will get back to you.
By the way,can someone shed some light on how using mobile phone( hand phone) or electronic equipments may endanger the aircrafts while on taking off or landing?