Before calling in-flight, check the “No mobile” sign
The end of an era, a sign replaces a sign.
As the no smoking ban has been extended to almost every place and in every Western country, there’s a lack of sign on board. So Air France is going to replace its old “No smoking” signs with “No mobile” signs.
For the record, Air France subsidiary company OnAir has developed a technical solution that brings cellular connectivity into airplanes.
“After takeoff, an announcement will be made that passengers are allowed to use their mobile phones. At this point the ‘no mobile’ sign will be turned off,” a spokesman for OnAir told Silicon.com/CNet.
“The new signs are currently only applicable to Airbus aircraft. But OnAir said it hopes to have them on Boeing planes as well if the in-flight mobile service is extended to its aircraft in the future.” Which is very unsure.
Aug 7, 2006 | By Nuno