No more apple juice? Bluetooth now allowed?

Old Mar 11, 2018, 3:30 pm
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No more apple juice? Bluetooth now allowed?

Weird combination of topics, I'll readily admit, but just coming back from a weekend trip I just have to ask in case anyone knows - on my flights on Friday and today (operated by a B738) no apple juice was available, which is most unfortunate. Is this a new trend?
What's more, I seemed to hear the purser say during the safety briefing that one should "feel free to turn on Bluetooth" - which would be a welcome change of policy. Is this new?
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 3:36 pm
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I'm an OJ person myself, but also noticed the explicit bluetooth mention yesterday. Maybe there was a sudden run on apple juice last week...

It did get me wondering though, other than bluetooth headset users, what other uses might one have for bluetooth on a plane?
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 3:37 pm
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No apple juice: KLM and sparkling water
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by irishguy28
No apple juice: KLM and sparkling water
I am pretty certain I had apple juice a week before on a KLC flight.
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Solevita
It did get me wondering though, other than bluetooth headset users, what other uses might one have for bluetooth on a plane?
Other than headphones, it's mainly all the different wearable gadgets - smart watches, heart rate monitors, that kind of thing.
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk
Other than headphones, it's mainly all the different wearable gadgets - smart watches, heart rate monitors, that kind of thing.
Whoops, the bluetooth of my apple watch has been active on all the flights I've ever on the last two years at least.
When I put my iPhone in airplane mode, in fact, the bluetooth stays active (and I never put my apple watch on airplane mode, me bad).
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 12:15 pm
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I thought the Apple Watch automatically syncs its airplane mode status with the iPhone - mine does.
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Solevita
It did get me wondering though, other than bluetooth headset users, what other uses might one have for bluetooth on a plane?
Most new insulin pumps use bluetooth now.

I've generally left mine on during past flights as you sometimes "lose" some data if they can't sync on demand.

The bluetooth on pumps are normally low power i.e need to be less than two feet from transmitter to reciever (security related I think).
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Old Mar 13, 2018, 8:30 am
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I thought the Apple Watch automatically syncs its airplane mode status with the iPhone - mine does.
You are right, my Apple Watch does it too.
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