You may have heard that you can’t charge your phone on a plane. Is this true? Well, sort of. It is illegal to use a cell phone while flying in the U.S., which includes charging the phone during takeoff and landing. However, you can still keep your battery topped up while flying – it just involves some sneaky tricks. In fact, there are plenty of ways to charge your phone on a plane without anyone knowing about it. Many frequent fliers will know every trick in the book for keeping their device powered up during long flights – from using Wi-Fi when available to keeping speakers and lights switched off, and even hiding chargers under your seat before take-off so you can sneakily charge your device at any time with minimal risk of detection or discovery!
Can You Charge Your Phone On A Plane?
Yes, you can charge your phone on a plane. But you can’t charge your phone on a plane while it’s turned on, or while the plane is taking off or landing. There is a law in the U.S. prohibiting that, and there are fines for doing so.
What You Need To Know About Charging Your Phone On A Plane
Using USB ports to charge your phone on a plane
Many planes now have built-in USB ports in their seatbacks. These ports are often used to charge passengers’ devices and are occasionally free if you ask politely. However, if you are planning to charge your phone on a plane with only the USB option, be aware that the output is extremely low – just 0.5amps (or 500 milliamps). This is because most airlines use these to charge things like sweets and headphones, and therefore don’t want them running at full speed, drawing too much electricity from the aircraft’s system. To charge your phone on a plane with a USB port, you will need the following: – A USB cable – Your device’s charging plug (the same one you would use to charge your phone at home) – Patience!
Hiding your chargers before take-off
If you want to charge your phone on a plane without using a USB port, there are a couple of options. The first is to hide a charger under your seat before take-off. You may be nervous about getting caught, but there is actually plenty of room under a plane seat to hide a charger. You will need the following to charge your phone without a USB port: – A charger with a long enough cable to reach under the seat – An extension cable to reach from under your seat to your device. Most chargers will have a long enough cable, but if yours doesn’t, you may have to buy an extension cable from a hardware store. Make sure it is thick enough to run under the seat, so it doesn’t get caught in the seat mechanism!
Using MFI Speakers to Charge Your Phone On A Plane
Another stealthy way to charge your phone on a plane is to use an NFC-enabled speaker. These speakers use the same Bluetooth technology you would use to pair a speaker with your phone to also charge your phone. You can use this to charge your phone on a plane in two ways: – Connect your phone to a mFi-enabled speaker via Bluetooth, and charge your phone while streaming music. – Plug your phone into an NFC-enabled speaker using a normal charging cable.
What Are The Things Prohibited From Do On A Plane?
Smoking is prohibited on all flights. Some airlines, such as Virgin America and Delta, have designated smoking areas in the airport and on the plane, but you cannot smoke anywhere else onboard.
Drinking alcohol or using narcotics
You can bring up to five bottles of wine or champagne on board with you, but no more than one liter of alcohol or liquor (two liters if it’s over 100 proof). You can also bring up to three full-sized bottles of non-alcoholic liquids in your carry-on bag (one liter each), which is a good way to bring your own mixers and avoid paying for expensive airplane cocktails.
Bringing anything dangerous into the cabin
Weapons, explosives, and flammable objects are all banned from the cabin area of a plane. If you’re carrying any of these things onto a plane, you will be asked to put them in your checked luggage or dispose of them before boarding the plane (if possible).
Bringing sharp objects into the cabin area
Box cutters, knives with blades longer than four inches, scissors with blades longer than four inches, and razor blades that aren’t packed in your checked luggage are all prohibited from being carried onto a plane in your carry-on bag due to security concerns about terrorism and hijacking attempts (though some airlines will allow small knives for cutting food).
Using electronic devices during takeoff and landing
Most airlines prohibit passengers from using electronic devices like cell phones and laptops during takeoff and landing. The reasoning is that electronic devices can interfere with the plane’s navigation systems.
Using your electronic devices during takeoff and landing
Many airlines have banned passengers from using any type of electronic device during takeoff and landing, including cell phones, iPads, Kindles, laptops, e-readers, video game consoles, cameras with a lens that is longer than three inches (including SLR cameras), headphones or earbuds with an attached microphone or wireless headset (even if they don’t have an attached microphone), or any other electronic device that has a screen or uses a camera flash. If you are flying on one of these airlines, you had better play it safe by turning off all of your electronics until the plane reaches cruising altitude (or until you hear otherwise from the flight attendants).
Using your electronics after takeoff
Most airlines allow passengers to use their laptops and other electronics once the plane reaches cruising altitude. However, some airlines still ban these devices for the entire duration of the flight (or at least for takeoffs and landings). It’s best to check with your airline before you fly to see if they allow using electronics in-flight. If they do allow it, avoid using anything that might interfere with nearby passengers’ electronic devices or cause noise disturbances in the cabin area while listening to music through headphones or watching movies/TV shows/videos on your laptop or tablet.
Using electronic devices during a flight delay
If a flight is delayed, the airlines usually allow passengers to use their laptops and other electronics to pass the time while they wait on the tarmac. If you are flying on an airline that prohibits these devices during takeoff and landing, you may want to put your electronic devices in sleep mode so that they won’t wake up if you accidentally bump them or if there is turbulence in the air.
Using your electronics after a flight delay
If your plane was delayed for a long time before take-off (or after landing), many airlines will allow you to use your laptop and other electronics once you reach cruising altitude. However, some airlines still ban these devices for the entire duration of the flight (or at least for takeoffs and landings). It’s best to check with your airline before you fly to see if they allow using electronics in-flight. If they do allow it, avoid using anything that might interfere with nearby passengers’ electronic devices or cause noise disturbances in the cabin area while listening to music through headphones or watching movies/TV shows/videos on your laptop or tablet.
Using electronic devices during a long flight
If you have a long flight ahead of you, you may want to bring along some headphones or earbuds to listen to music or watch something on your laptop or tablet. Some airlines now offer in-flight entertainment systems with movies and TV shows/videos, but if your airline doesn’t provide that service, you may want to bring your own entertainment with you.
Many airlines offer “quiet” areas where passengers can use their phones without being disturbed by the sound. If you’re lucky enough to fly in one of these areas, you can charge your phone without anyone knowing. Otherwise, you will have to use one of the stealthy methods discussed above. Fortunately, most of these are extremely easy to do and will allow you to keep your phone fully charged on even the longest of flights!