United Airlines’ Electronic Device Policy Highlights for a Safe Journey

When it comes to flying in an airplane, most of us ensure that we follow all the safety procedures provided by the flight management. The most important safety procedure in a flight environment is the usage of electronic devices before and during a scheduled flight. United flight reservations mandatorily provide its passengers with a comprehensive electronic device policy for the safety of everyone concerned. In this article, we shall highlight some of these policy features to ensure that the passengers are aware of the hazards caused by their electronic devices and how they can prevent an unfortunate situation–

  • Passengers are allowed to use small portable electronic devices that are light-weighted
  • These devices must be in the “non-cellular” or airplane mode just before departure and before landing
  • The flight attendants will announce when the passengers can begin the usage of their devices
  • In flights that are within the USA territory, passengers are only permitted to use their devices in the airplane mode throughout the flight
  • In flights that are traveling away from the USA, passengers are allowed to use permitted devices throughout the flight only if the attendants have announced as such. In some flights, devices may only be used after the aircraft is above 10,000 feet.

The usage of some electronic devices can cause interference in the navigation and communication systems of the aircraft. Due to this, the cabin crew may ask the passengers to switch off their devices completely during emergencies. The cellular service of any device can only be turned on when the crew announces as such or when the main cabin door is open. Only a pager can be allowed to receive messages at any time

These are the devices that are permitted to be used in United flight reservations –

  • Entertainment players such as iPods and recorders
  • Entertainment players such as iPods and recorders
  • Personal computers (only to be used above 10,000 feet)
  • Cameras
  • Calculators
  • Shavers (only in the lavatories)
  • Electronic games
  • Aircraft power ports for charging laptops (only to be used above 10,000 feet)

Listed below are the devices that are not permitted in United flight reservations –

  • Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers
  • Personal air humidifiers and air-purifying devices
  • Any kind of heating devices like blow-dryers, kettles, hair irons
  • Radio transmitters and receivers
  • Radio-controlled toys

United Airlines passengers must know these electronic device usage policy highlights to ensure a smooth and safe journey.