Will your phone mess up the plane?
Don’t be too afraid if you accidentally leave your phone on during a flight. Despite what you may have read or heard, having your phone on won’t magically cause it to fall out of the sky. There are two primary reasons flight specialists give for not allowing passengers to use mobile phones on airplanes, however. First, cell phones don’t really cause serious interference with important flight equipment, but they do interfere with air traffic control, which can be pretty annoying dealing with.