A FLYING expert has revealed how using headphones during a flight could land passengers in big trouble.
While headphones make it easier than ever before to stay entertained on planes, they could also get you into serious trouble.
The trouble arises when passengers use their headphones during safety briefings.
Safety briefings are given by flight attendants when the plane is heading to the runway.
Flight attendants can ask passengers to remove their headphones when they're issuing these safety instructions.
Those passengers who refuse to remove their headphones when requested could face being fined.
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Fines of up to £5,000 are issued to passengers who disrupt or delay a flight before it's left the tarmac.
On its website, the Civil Aviation Authority includes "disobeying safety or security instructions" as disruptive behaviour.
Operations Manager at FlyDays.co.uk, Dan Jones, said: "Most of us reach for the headphones straight away when we get on board.
"But it is essential that for each flight, you wait until after the safety instructions have been given before reaching for them.
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"If asked to take them out during the briefing, understand that it is not just for your benefit but for others as well. Everyone wants a safe flight without unessential disruptions."
Meanwhile, drunk passengers could find themselves owing up to £5,000 and jailed for up to two years.
If their antics are so disruptive to the flight that it's forced to divert the troublemakers could be slapped with a fine of up to £80,000.
A team of travel experts has also revealed why passengers shouldn't use their Airpods, or other in-ear headphones, during a flight.
In a recent video, TikTok user Adventure Buddies (@theadventurebuddies) claimed that it's too easy to either lose or damage AirPods during flights.
Instead, they recommend wearing over-ear headphones, which they say offer several advantages, including noise cancellation features and comfort.
Meanwhile, this clever device means that passengers no longer have to rely on plane headphones to watch films.
And travellers have also praised this "must-have" £12.99 item.
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