Nightly News   |  May 10, 2013

Passengers admit to leaving on phones in flight

A study from the Airline Passenger Experience Association and the Consumer Electronics Association found 21 percent of travelers leave their phones on in “airline mode” and five percent said they turn off their devices only some of the time. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> quick show of hands . how many people really do turn off their electronic devices when told to by the flight attendant? we didn't think so. a study from two passenger groups says 30% of passengers admit to forgetting to turn them off. 59% say they always make a point to turn them off. that seemed a little high to us. the f.a.a. is reviewing a new policy on electronics that is more, shall we say, closely rooted to the real world .