This information was neither included in the safety card nor in the safety video. Moreover, it was the first time ever that a flight attendant told me I cannot use a wireless mouse. Thus, I wonder whether she was right. Can you tell?
Airline Passenger Guru’s answer:
FAA regulations do not prohibit the use of a wireless mouse during flight. However, this does not necessarily imply that the flight attendant was totally wrong. She may have confused the FAA and Swiss.
The FAA leaves it to the airlines to determine whether electronic devices can be used onboard any aircraft. They may permit it if devices do not interfere with the navigation or communication system.
We asked a large number of airlines whether they allow the use of a wireless mouse during flight. It seems there is some confusion. Most responding airlines prohibit the use of a wireless mouse during flight. They include Swiss, which may explain the flight attendant’s possible confusion.
Amazingly, SAS Scandinavian Airlines responded by saying “we do not allow the use of a wireless mouse onboard, because of the Bluetooth capability”.