Using a mobile phone on planes will draw a fine
Passengers using mobile phones on planes might face a fine of $7,515, according to a latest draft amendment to the country’s Civil Aviation Law that was published by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The draft amendment has added a new chapter regulating 14 types of behaviors that endanger civil aviation safety and disturb order.
The activities include using mobile phones, smoking, forcibly occupying seats, blocking channels and gates, breaking into airports and planes, beating crew and other workers, fighting, spreading rumors and causing trouble.
The draft amendment has also revised articles to make the airlines shoulder more responsibility to ensure flight safety and passengers’ interests. When flights are delayed, the airlines should inform passengers and provide related services.
If pilots intentionally break the law, their license will be canceled, and they would be barred from any commercial flight activities for two years.