…And off once a plane's cruising altitude is reached. Although Bieber doesn't appear to have taken the
Josh Duhamel approach—refusing to stop texting when asked by airline personnel—he is not pleased with electronic devices being
off during a flight's ascent and descent and
on during the remainder of the flight. "why on a plane they always make u turn ur electronics off when taking off and landing,"
Bieber tweeted. "isnt it more dangerous when ur up in the sky??" The Federal Aviation Administration says the devices emit radio waves that could interfere with the plane's navigation equipment and that most crashes occur during takeoff and landings. As a spokesperson for the
Air Transport Association explained, at these times, "because the airplane is closer to the ground, there is no room for error, and airlines take every precaution to ensure that no interference occurs." Airports and aircraft must be particularly confusing for young Bieber, who, one can only guess, is the type to walk beside the moving sidewalk; unless, of course, it breaks.