Would be glad if you wouldnt try to derail this thread, to begin with.
Sitting in the very same position within a wifi range, merely switching airplane mode disables unencrypted wifi networks functionality. thats what this thread is about.
A different android9 based phone is perfectly fine using the very same nonencrypted wifi from the same position. so is the FP3 as well when being in normal non-airplane-mode.
Only inside airplane mode, and activating wifi there, renders unencrypted wifi access impossible.
Your point being airplane mode and if one is allowed to use wifi then, in my case doesnt mean i am sitting i an air-plane at all. airplane mode is simply called offline-mode on other android9 phones as an example for different wording. also there are plenty of other non-flight use-cases to advocate for such a mode.
and it wouldnt be built into android9 os to begin with if this was some illegal or highly problematic or nonstandard thing to do. You can simply have airplane mode activated and wifi mode activated at the same time. This is what this thread is about.
Thanks for refraining from any further derailance ;p