You’ll soon be able to use your phone on flights in the EU. But is that really a good thing?

Passengers on flights within the European Union (EU) will soon be allowed to use mobile phones without enabling aeroplane mode.

The European Commission has ruled that airlines can provide 5G technology onboard in addition to allowing mobile data.

This should mean passengers are exempt from using flight mode on phones, although details on how this will work have not been released.

The changes will mean travellers can make phone calls, text and stream videos.

Why do passengers have to enable aeroplane mode on flights?

Air passengers in the EU are currently requested to turn off mobile phones or enable flight mode for the whole journey.

This is because historically there was little understanding of how

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