Previously, the CAAC, civil aviation administration of China, regulates that using cell phones are banned on all flights, including those with airplane mode. The ban is overturned now and myriad Chinese airlines allow passengers use mobile phones in flight mode.
Hainan airlines and China Eastern airlines initiated lifting the ban. China’s civil aviation authority had said ultimately carriers should take a call on whether to allow phones to be used on flights. Spring airlines, the country's largest budget carrier also agreed the suit of allowing cell phones to be used in flight mode.
According to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Beijing cops hampered three passengers in a month for cellular phones usage during flights. One among them was detained for five days for listening to music on his phone during take-off and landing. Passengers can click selfies on their phones during flights and it is accorded by the two airlines.
"Finally I've flown around the world and it's only Chinese airlines that ban the use of mobile phones in flight mode," one user wrote on Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform.
"We've lagged behind other countries for so many years and now this has become something to praise," another person wrote on Weibo.