FAA continues to consider relaxing restrictions on electronics in-flight

The report acknowledges that technology has changed dramatically since the FAA originally placed the ban on electronic devices during takeoff and landing back in the 1960s, when there were valid concerns about interference to aircraft communications from personal radios and other electronics.

Never mind that people continue to actively ignore the ban on electronics – by this point I think enough people have accidentally left phones completely powered on, that if it were an issue, we would have seen some fallout.

Nonetheless, people are far more excited about this than is warranted – never again will they have to feel the pain of letting spare moments pass by disconnected, or god forbid, the utterly terrifying act of looking fellow passengers in the eye.

Stow it no more: FAA easing ban on electronics during takeoff, landing [Ars Technica]


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