The lights are on
For years, frequent flyers have feared the words, “please turn off and stow all electronic devices.” Moving forward, you will no longer need to stop your game playing, music listening, or eBook reading.
“I am pleased to announce that airlines can safely expand passenger use of portable electronic devices during all phases of flight,” said Michael Huerta of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Passengers may be asked during some low-visibility landings to stow electronics. This should happen during less than 1 percent of the time.
[Source: USA Today]
Our TakeIt’s about time that the FAA caught up with this. There was an episode of Mythbusters years ago that proved that interference from electronic devices doesn’t even move the needle. As someone who does a fair bit of traveling, it’s nice to know that I can settle into my seat and remain uninterrupted through the entire flight.
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On one hand, I'm happy, but on the other hand, as someone who flew a lot as a little kid, I'm oddly sad.
great now airplane mode is even more useless.
This is good to know. Now I can game in peace.
This actually sucks, I was on a plane a week ago and had to turn off/airplane mode.
And it only took this long to for them to approve.
Wowwww, I wish they could have done this a week ago when I was catching several flights back and forth along the western sea board
ah~ yes, good to know. but I have this..."habit" of mine... I turn it off, then when it's steady and ok..I turn on my device! hahaha!