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  1. Airplane Mode's gameplay explores the airline travel experience down to every last detail—from the design of your seat and the seatback in front of you, to the contents of your carry-on bag and smartphone hard drive, to the behaviors of cabin crew and other passengers. The circumstances of your flight will change every time you play.
  2. Airplane mode is quite useful when you want to switch off all the wireless communications on your device conveniently. It is a staple feature in mobile phones and tablets, but computers with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 systems also have it.
  3. Turn on Airplane Mode On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open Control Center, then tap the Airplane Mode button. You can also go to Settings and select Airplane Mode to turn it on. On your Apple Watch, touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you see Control Center, then swipe up, and tap the Airplane Mode button.

Airplane mode gives you a quick way to turn off all wireless communications on your PC. Some examples of wireless communications are Wi-Fi, cellular, Bluetooth, GPS, and Near Field Communication (NFC). To turn airplane mode on or off, select the Network icon on the taskbar, then select Airplane mode. Let me know how that pans out.

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We've all been in a position where we're stuck trying to squeeze every ounce of battery power out of our phone. Sometimes stopping and plugging in just isn't an option, so we've got to make do with the charge we have. One of the most common tips given to people looking to extend their phone's life is to simply put their phone into airplane mode to save battery. Doing so is supposed to keep your phone alive for much longer so when you truly need it, it'll be available. But does the trick actually work, and is it really worth it?

What is airplane mode?

Airplane mode is a feature available on just about every smartphone regardless of the operating system. Regardless of the device that you use, airplane mode does the same thing: disables all connectivity on your phone. As you might have guessed from the feature's name, airplane mode was designed for air travel. Passengers are typically asked to turn off all electronics during a flight, especially their phones, in order to avoid any sort of interference with the plane's equipment and radio communications — though the Federal Aviation Administration only started accepting airplane mode as an alternative to turning off a device entirely in 2013. Airplane mode allows you to keep your phone powered on without running all of the features that may cause issues.

Cellular network connectivity: When you enable airplane mode, your phone will stop attempting to communicating with cell towers. That means it will no longer be connected to your mobile network and won't be able to send or receive calls or text. It will also be unable to use any cellular data, so you won't be able to go online, receive email, stream videos or anything else that you might normally do.

Wi-Fi: Not only will you be cut off from your mobile network in airplane mode, but you'll also be prevented from joining any Wi-Fi network. Phones in airplane won't scan for available networks and will be disconnected from any hot spot that you might be connected to. You are able to re-enable this feature while in airplane mode, but by default Wi-Fi connectivity is cut off.

Bluetooth: Airplane mode disables any Bluetooth communication, typically used for wireless, nearby connections. If your phone is in airplane mode, you won't be able to connect to your wireless headphones, your smartwatch or any other device that you might typically keep connected with your device via Bluetooth. Like Wi-Fi, you can enable Bluetooth while in airplane mode, but it is off by default.

GPS: While older operating systems typically turned off GPS while in airplane mode, it has become more common for the feature to remain active. The reason for this is that GPS satellites transmit data to GPS receivers in a device, which use that information to calculate its own location. There isn't a need for a phone to get location data from a cell tower, so it can instead use the GPS satellites to track its locations. However, maps applications may require a cellular connection to display any additional information or allow you to search for directions and other information.

What can your phone do in airplane mode?

Well, not a ton, but it's not quite relegated to the status of an expensive paper weight. When in airplane mode, you can still access content that has been saved to your device. If you loaded up on saved music, podcasts or audiobooks, you'll be able to continue listening without interference even in airplane mode. You'll also be able to view photos and videos stored on the phone's internal memory or read content saved to the device. But if it's not on your phone, you're not going to be able to access it.

Why use airplane mode?

As previously mentioned, the primary purpose of airplane mode is to make sure your device isn't causing problems during air travel. But, of course, there are other purposes for using the feature — primarily, attempting to save battery. Airplane mode is a favorite trick of people who are attempting to get as much life out of their phone as possible, and for good reason. It makes sense that cutting off all of the connectivity functions that are typically running on your device might allow the phone to use less battery.

You can use airplane mode for a variety of other little tricks, too. You can put your phone in airplane mode and check messages on apps like Facebook or WhatsApp without triggering the read receipt and tipping people off that you got their message. Others have suggested the feature works to screenshot photos and videos on Instagram or Snapchat without the apps informing the poster that you captured their post. Some people recommend using airplane mode to troubleshoot any connectivity issues, giving you an easier and quicker reset than fully rebooting your phone and going through a power cycle. Finally, it's just a good way to force yourself to disconnect for a bit. With airplane mode engaged, you're free from the burden of being bombarded with text messages, emails, and other notifications that are liable to make you want to toss the phone out of a window. Airplane mode is much easier and less costly than doing that.

Does airplane mode actually save battery?

Turning on airplane mode will slow the process of your phone's battery draining. This happens for all of the intuitive reasons that you may imagine. With airplane mode on, your phone isn't pinging a cell tower constantly in order to make sure it's connected to a network. It isn't searching for Wi-Fi networks that it can connect to. It isn't keeping constant contact with your Bluetooth connected devices or tracking your location with GPS. Perhaps most importantly, it isn't allowing the apps on your phone to constantly communicate with servers to bring back all of the information that keeps your eyes attached to your phone in the first place.

In testing conducted by The Wirecutter, it was found that airplane mode caused battery levels to drop by just a few percent over the course of a four hour period. During that same time frame, a phone without airplane mode enabled saw its battery drain by 10 percent. Similarly, the Daily Dot found that turning on airplane mode will save you about 8 percent of battery that would otherwise be drained during standard usage.

While it can save you some battery life, turning your phone to airplane mode can also help you charge your phone faster. Again, with none of the connectivity feature activated, there is far less power being used and it won't counteract the charge as your phone's battery returns to full capacity.

Using airplane mode certainly has its shortcomings. You'll effectively be cut off from the world while you have the mode activated. Turning the mode on and off over the course of the day to limit your battery consumption is an effective strategy to make sure your phone is still charged when you need it, but you'll need to keep it off for extended periods to make the effort worthwhile. Otherwise, your phone likely has a battery saver mode that will limit some functions without cutting you off from the world and still saving you a fair amount of your battery from draining.

Airplane Mode
The film's poster, which parodies the 1980 film Airplane!, features the plane dabbing.
Directed by
Produced by
  • Andrew Alter
  • Jeff Levin
Written by
Starring
  • Logan Paul
Music by
CinematographyColt Seman
Edited byMitch Rosin
Production
company
Distributed byV2solutions
Release date
  • February 2019 (Mammoth Film Festival)[1]
  • August 2, 2019
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Airplane Mode is a 2019 American parody film directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell, and written by Dinetz, Trussell, Logan Paul and Jake Paul. Logan Paul portrays the main character, a fictionalized version of himself, who is put in a situation where he has to overcome his fear of flying in order to land a plane containing a group of famous social media influencers. Chloe Bridges, Stephen Guarino, Arielle Vandenberg, Kevin Heffernan, Nick Swardson, Mikaela Hoover, Chris Wylde and Erik Griffin are the only other actors to have supporting roles in the film, and it was also the final screen credit for Beverly Polcyn, who died 16 days after the film's release, at the age of 90.

Filming began in 2016, and it was supposed to be released a year later. However, the film was shelved due to the controversy surrounding Logan Paul and the suicide forest video, and it was finally released on August 2, 2019, on iTunes. Airplane Mode only has one professional review, which was negative, and it was widely panned by YouTube commentary channels.

Plot[edit]

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The film begins with Logan Paul videocalling his Australian girlfriend, Ariel, with whom he has an online relationship. The two attempt to have cybersex, but are interrupted from doing so, firstly by Logan's foreign exchange brother Juanpa Zurita, and secondly by Lele Pons who tries to capture Logan's face when he is masturbating. Logan's friends tell him of a convention consisting of social media influencers called 'Hashtagacon', which is being held in Sydney, giving him an excuse to finally meet his girlfriend. However, he has to get over his fear of flying, which was aggravated ten years ago when Juanpa egged him on to jump from a tree as part of a YouTube video.

Logan, Juanpa and Andrew Bachelor take a taxi to the airport, and Andrew tells Logan that Russian prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy will be on the same flight, as he is being extradited back to Australia to be put on trial for an incident involving dingoes. Juanpa goes to immigration where the customs officer believes that he is an illegal immigrant, and deports him back to Mexico, although Juanpa convinces him to deport him to Australia as he is desperate to lose his virginity. Logan goes through customs smoothly, but his fear of flying gets the better of him and has to be forced to get on the plane by his friends. Logan takes his seat next to a woman named Jenna, who has similar femur scars as him, and she holds his hand as the plane is about to take off. The pilots announce over the intercom that all passengers should put their smartphones on airplane mode, which they refuse to do. The phone signals causes havoc within the plane's wiring, resulting in the pilots getting electrocuted to their death. One of the flight attendants, Clarice, looks through the peephole, walks in and then immediately walks out, thinking that the pilots are having oral sex.

Logan asks for Jenna's Instagram handle, but she tells him that she is not on social media, before realizing that he is part of the 'Hashtagacon' group. Logan plays this down and says that he is actually on the flight to meet his girlfriend for the first time. Jenna asks Logan about his girlfriend and how he can love someone that he has not met. Logan tells her that Ariel is the only person that can make him snort while laughing. Jenna proves to Logan that she can do the same thing, and flings a chocolate mousse at a sleeping passenger across the aisle, making him snort as well. Jenna then goes to sleep, using Logan's shoulder as a makeshift pillow. Hours later, Clarice discovers that the co-pilots are actually dead, and gets the air marshal over to the cockpit to deal with the situation, leaving Vitaly on his own. Logan gets up from his seat and overhears the conversation in the cockpit. He opens the door and asks if everything is okay, but freaks out when he realizes that the pilots are dead. Suddenly Vitaly appears, killing the air marshal by breaking his neck, while Clarice and Logan both faint and collapse on the floor.

Logan wakes up in the cockpit and goes to find Juanpa to see if he can help him, but he is incapable of doing so. Realizing that his friends would also be the same way, Logan wakes Jenna up from her sleep and gets her to go to the cockpit with him. Jenna freaks out over the situation, while Logan decides to try and find the flight attendants, who are bound and gagged in the cargo by Vitaly. However, Logan chickens out and it is only when Jenna berates him that he decides to come back. He calls the air traffic controller in Sydney, and tells him that the pilots are dead and the flight attendants are missing. The air traffic controller named Benji, suggests using the auto-pilot stick which Logan had broken in a panic, but when Logan tells him that they cannot use that, Benji cannot help them anymore and goes on a lunch break. Meanwhile, Vitaly wants to know where the emergency oxygen supply is, and proceeds to feed a dog cat food, so Clarice tells him where it is. Vitaly opens the cargo door, and says that it was dog food the whole time; it was just in a tin used for cat food. He then throws Clarice out of the plane, before saying his catchphrase, 'It's just a prank, bro!'.

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Vitaly opens the emergency door, and Andrew, who is more concerned with filming himself than being in his seat, is the second person to be thrown out of the plane. Nick Bateman makes an inspiring speech to the passengers and as he is a junior pilot, he will save the day or die trying. As soon as he walks through the curtain, he is stabbed in the front by Vitaly. As established in an earlier scene (for reasons which are unexplained), Logan has the ability to read the minds of gay people, and through the male fight attendant, Bruce, he prevents Jenna from using the oxygen mask, since Vitaly replaced it with chloroform. Logan and Vitaly fight each other in the plane, where it is revealed that the 'Hashtagacon' convention is all just an elaborate prank, and Vitaly knocks him out with a fire extinguisher. When Logan comes to, Bruce tells him that Vitaly has the only parachute on board, who opens the cargo door to get rid of them. However, they are saved by Logan's pet parrot, Maverick. Bruce advises Logan to use the autopilot, to which Logan awkwardly laughs, as he had broken off the autopilot stick. Vitaly commandeers the plane, bringing it further into the sky, so he can make his escape. Jenna's hands are tied but she manages to hand Logan the autopilot stick, which he throws into Vitaly's chest, who laughs it off as a flesh wound. Vitaly's parachute is released and he is killed when he is flung backwards into the engine.Logan uses Jenna's smartphone to watch a YouTube instructional video on how to land a plane, although it too ends with the same advice Benji and Bruce had given him: use the autopilot. Benji then calls the cockpit, telling Logan that he is surprised they made it this far and that he should just land the plane on the white line, fly straight and hope that they do not explode on contact, all while insulting Logan, much to his frustration. Although they land successfully on the runway, the plane fails to stop, so Logan has to quickly watch the instruction video to slam on the brakes at the last minute. Then, the engine explodes just as Logan and Jenna are about to kiss. As everyone gets off the plane, Logan meets Benji, who he promptly headbutts. He also runs into Juanpa, who spent most of the flight getting drunk and trying to have sex with Brittany Furlan. Logan and Jenna say their goodbyes, and Logan realizes that he actually has feelings for her and not Ariel. Logan and Juanpa drive to Ariel's house, and he decides to put Juanpa in his place instead. Ariel susses out right away that Juanpa is not Logan, but decides to have sex with him anyway as he has an accent. As Juanpa is about to climax, they are caught into the act by Ariel's (adoptive) father, who chases Juanpa around the bedroom before he jumps out of the window and runs off naked. Logan arrives at the hotel room Jenna is staying in, but assumes she has made up with her 'boyfriend', Richie. However, as Logan leaves the room, he immediately knows that Richie is gay and runs back in, kicks Richie out who is confused as to why Logan can hear his thoughts. Logan then makes out with Jenna and the two have sex.

In a mid-credits scene, Juanpa is seen running across another beach (with only a couple of leaves covering his genitals) and chases after a kangaroo. Logan arrives at the house of the boy whose instructional video he watched, and kicks down the door which knocks out the boy's sister. Finally, Andrew is shown to have survived the whole ordeal, washing up on another beach and then starts making out with a sex doll.

Cast[edit]

  • Logan Paul as Logan
    • Rocco Piazza as Little Logan
  • Juanpa Zurita as Juanpa
    • Liam Ramos as Little Juanpa
  • Chloe Bridges as Jenna
  • Stephen Guarino as Bruce
  • Arielle Vandenberg as Clarice
  • Kevin Heffernan as Gary
  • Nick Swardson as Esteban
  • Mikaela Hoover as Claire
  • Lorynn York as Ariel
  • Hal Alpert as Eugene
  • Beverly Polcyn as Old Lady
  • Chris Wylde as Co-Pilot Penis/Benji
  • Erik Griffin as Co-Pilot Trussell
  • Antoine Dodson as Head TSA Agent
  • Timothy Brennan as Old TSA Agent
  • Casey Neistat as Snoring TSA Agent
  • Roman Atwood as Airport Security Guard
  • James Frey as Customs Officer/Evil voice of 'Jerkins'
  • Stacey Scowley as Mrs Marx
  • Cassie Brennan as Becky Marx
  • Jake Brennan as Connor Marx
  • Richard Whiten as Cedric
  • James Pulido as Richie

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The following social media personalities play fictionalized versions of themselves: Lele Pons, Andrew Bachelor, Amanda Cerny, Nick Bateman, Jon Paul Piques, Brittany Furlan, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Jérôme Jarre, David Dobrik, Alex Wassabi, Anwar Jibawi, Kyle Myers, Curtis Lepore, Lauren Elizabeth, Jerry LaBranche and Paige Ginn.

Reception[edit]

Airplane Mode does not have enough reviews to have an approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the film does not have a Metacritic page either. Of the film's sole professional review, Crooked Marquee's Eric D. Snider gave it a D+, concluding, 'We may think that as a society we have done nothing to deserve the image of a lactating Nick Swardson, but we are fooling ourselves. This is who we are.'[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^'2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival Sets Josh Duhamel's Directorial Debut THE BUDDY GAMES'. Broadway World. February 4, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^Snider, Eric D. (August 5, 2019). 'REVIEW: Logan Paul Comedy Airplane Mode'. Crooked Marquee. Retrieved November 8, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Airplane Mode on IMDb
  • Airplane Mode at Rotten Tomatoes

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