Friday, November 28, 2008

Electronics on Chinese airplanes

For some reason, in China you are not allowed to use cd players or phones in "airplane mode" but laptops are allowed. What?

The last time I got on a plane the attendant insisted that I turn off my phone even though I was only listening to music on it. So this time I listened carefully to the safety video and noticed they said that with the exception of cell phones, radio controlled devices, and music players, all other electronic devices are allowed. Uhhh? Something doesn't make sense here. "All" other devices? What if somebody brought their battery powered toaster? or an emp device?

I would think a laptop would emit more electronics than a cd player but maybe that's just me.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Jim, bookmark this URL http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

December 1, 2008 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

skip India for now, pick somewhere else before Egypt

December 1, 2008 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Have you been to Tibet yet? I would love to see that place in person. I watched Seven Year in Tibet this past weekend.

December 1, 2008 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I can't make it to Tibet this time around. It takes quite a bit of planning and time to make it there. You have to officially join a "tour group" to get a permit and then be toured around the whole place unless you want to sort of half illegally run around by yourself. You also have to get a permit from the Chinese government, which takes a couple of days. I'll have to make it there next time.

December 6, 2008 at 9:03 AM  

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