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Forgot flightmode – forced to pay 3 000
Forgot flightmode – forced to pay 3 000

A passenger flying between Ireland and the united states forgot to put your phone in flight mode – a common mistake which ended with a shock. \\nEn time after the flight damp a bill of about 3 000 sek down in the man's mailbox.

the Incident occurred on one of the irish airline Aer Lingus long haul flights between Ireland and the united states.

A male passenger forgot to put your phone in airplane mode – a common mistake which would stand him dearly.

Later came a bill for the equivalent of 3 000 kronor, which, quite literally, a letter in the mail from the operator AT&T, reports the Irish Times.

According to AT&T has the aircraft antennas that records cell phones without flightmode, even if they are not used.

Aer Lingus confirmed to the newspaper that the passengers do not turn on the airplane mode is liable to be fined. They underline that the airlines are not making money on the fees.

– for reasons Of safety, Aer Lingus before each flight that the passengers switch to flightmode, " says a spokeswoman told the Irish Times.

– You can connect to the plane's network for a fee, but if you just let the phone be on, it can connect to roamingnätet and the passenger will be charged at the time of hemoperatören for any use, " she continues.

the SAS editor-in-chief Freya Annamatz explains that their passengers can choose between different connections depending on what type of flight you are on.

" We have the vast majority of inrikesplan a high-speed wi-fi installed where you log in when you are in flightmode. It is not the satellitroaming system that Aer Lingus uses.

the Operator sets the rates

On the long haul flights going to hook up on the satellite. Then, it is always the operator who takes charge of you.

– On our long-haul aircraft to the united states and Asia, you can choose to connect to a wi-fi network or on the satelitroaming if you would like to call with your mobile. Turns up on the satellite if you choose to make it active. Remove your flightmode so you will also receive a text message from your service provider about the rates that apply for this type of service.

Freja Annamatz points out that regardless of is important to put their mobile in flight mode during flights.

– the Basis is that when you step on board a plane, you should turn on flightmode, and it is for security reasons. It is, in order to not interfere with any type of communications equipment on board.

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