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FAA moving toward easing electronic device use

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by SH0CK, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I can't see them allowing the tray tables to stay down so someone can work on their laptop though. Wouldn't that be more of a safety issue in case the passengers needed to get off the plane in case of an emergency? The rest of the items are typically small/compact and wouldn't impede an exit, so I see no issue there.

     
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    Its not so much the idea that the electronic devices will have any effect on the aircraft itself...its more the fact that it annoys the other passengers...thats why cell phones will never be allowed...I cant stand the people who start making calls the moment the plane touches down...

    As long as they require head phones to be used with electronic devices there will be no problem...IMO
     
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    I fear that headphones might be a sticky wicket, though.

    I am pretty sure that there will be a push to make sure nobody is wearing headphones or ear buds during the safety announcement, and quite possibly close to landing, too, to be able to hear captain or flight attendant announcements.
     
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    Excellent point...

    I know I would complain if I could hear someone else’s electronic device...

    They aren’t very strict now about headphones though…when I take the red eye back from Hawaii, I put my noise cancelling headphones on and go to sleep the moment I get to my seat…


    Will be interesting to see how this all ends up
     
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