I recently booked a flight departing from the US to China from China Southern Airlines and while reading some info on their website related to the inflight entertainment I found this about the Wifi service:
In accordance with the regulations of CAAC, mobile phone must be turned off throughout the flight. Please bring laptop or tablet PC with the Wi-Fi function.
So, I was surprised to read something like that and I wonder how the airline crew is going to handle this. In other words, are they really strict and it means that I won’t be able to even use my mobile phone in airplane mode and just for listening music?
Just FYI, CAAC is the Civil Aviation Administration of China.