Restrictions on the use of electronic devices on board (As of September 1, 2014)

Electronic devices for which use is restricted on board aircraft

Restrictions on the use of electronic devices differ according to the classification of aircraft tolerance to radio signals. (Aircraft possessed by Scheduled Airlines Association of Japan member companies is classified as Type I or Type II according to its tolerance. For more information, please visit the website of the airline you are using.)

Classification of aircraft tolerance to radio signals Type I Type II Type III Type IV
Tolerance to strong radio signals used for telecommunications, etc. Yes No Yes No
Tolerance to weak radio signals in the airband Yes Yes No No

Type I restrictions on the use of electronic devices

Electronic devices that may not be used from when the aircraft door is closed at departure until the start of taxiing after landing

The following electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on

Cell phones (*), PHS (*), Personal computers (*), Personal digital assistants (*), Electronic game machines (*), Portable wireless LAN route‚’s, Transceivers, Radio-controlled toys, Microphones (wireless only)

* Radio communication may not take place with equipment outside of the aircraft.
[Electronic devices may be connected in airplane mode with the transmission function turned off to the aircraft’s wireless LAN system, via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices), or to Wi-Fi.]

Prohibited from use on board aircraft (Examples)

Electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on (regular mode)

Electronic devices may be connected via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices) or to Wi-Fi in airplane mode with the transmission function turned off at all times.

Type II restrictions on the use of electronic devices

Electronic devices that may not be used from when the aircraft door is closed at departure until the start of taxiing after landing

The following electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on

Cell phones, PHS, Personal computers, Personal digital assistants, Electronic game machines, Portable wireless LAN route‚’s, Transceivers, Radio-controlled toys, Headphones (wireless only), Earphones (wireless only), Microphones (wireless only), IC tags (battery-powered only), Electronic devices that are capable of radio communication with other electronic devices

[Even with the transmission function turned off (airplane mode), electronic devices may not be connected via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices) or to Wi-Fi.]

Prohibited from use on board aircraft (Examples)

Electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on (regular mode)

Even with the transmission function turned off (airplane mode), electronic devices may not be connected via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices) or to Wi-Fi.

Type III and IV restrictions on the use of electronic devices

Electronic devices that may not be used from when the aircraft door is closed at departure until the start of taxiing after landing

The following electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on

Cell phones, PHS, Personal computers, Personal digital assistants, Electronic game machines, Portable wireless LAN routers, Transceivers, Radio-controlled toys, Headphones (wireless only), Earphones (wireless only), Microphones (wireless only), IC tags (battery-powered only), Electronic devices that are capable of radio communication with other electronic devices

[Even with the transmission function turned off (airplane mode), electronic devices may not be connected via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices) or to Wi-Fi.]

Prohibited from use on board aircraft (Examples)

Electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned on (regular mode)

Even with the transmission function turned off (airplane mode), electronic devices may not be connected via Bluetooth (to connect multiple electronic devices) or to Wi-Fi.

Electronic devices that may not be used during departure, takeoff, and landing*

* From when the aircraft door is closed at departure and during takeoff until ascent is completed, and from the beginning of descent until the start of taxiing after landing

The following electronic devices operated with the transmission function turned off

Cell phones, PHS, Personal computers, Personal digital assistants, Electronic game machines, Portable wireless LAN routers, Transceivers, Radio-controlled toys, Headphones (wireless only), Earphones (wireless only), Microphones (wireless only), IC tags (battery-powered only), Electronic devices that are capable of radio communication with other electronic devices, Television receivers, Radios, Pagers, GPS receivers, Camcorders, Video players, DVD players, Digital cameras, Digital audio players, Headphones (except wireless and battery-powered), Earphones (except wireless and battery-powered), Word processors, Electronic organizers, Electronic dictionaries, Printers, Battery chargers, Toys with voice or touch activated speakers and motors
Prohibited from use on board aircraft (Examples)

Electronic devices may not be used even with the transmission function turned off (airplane mode).

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