Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
AIR NEW ZEALAND has come up with a scheme that allows passengers to use portable electronic devices, and those mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), which can be set to a non-transmitting flight mode. This follows an exemption granted by the National Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Passengers will not be able to send and receive phone calls or emailed messages but will be able to compose email messages and use other functions enabled by the device with the transmitting component deactivated. Quite how ANZ staff will be able to police passengers, has not been made clear. It should be very easy to compose a message and discreetly leave the device in the normal mode. ABTN sees trouble ahead down under.