Electronic devices attract airport security scrutiny.
The US has declared it will not allow smartphones or laptops, in
particular Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones, onto US-bound
flights from some airports if the devices are not charged. While NZ
airlines have not yet been asked to implement the measure,
passengers on US-bound flights from Europe, the Middle East and
Africa will be forced to undergo the extra security on their
phones, laptops, tablets or other electronic devices.
Passengers may be asked to turn on their handheld portable
electronic devices at airport checkpoints, and if they do not have
power they will not be allowed on the plane.
Air New Zealand switches to flight mode. From next week Air
New Zealand will allow its passengers to use handheld portable
electronic devices during all phases of flight on international and
selected main trunk domestic flights, provided they are switched to
non-transmitting flight mode.