The people have spoken! Into their cell phones, even when they weren't supposed to!
More and more passengers are demanding to use their cell phones, tablets, and laptops on flights, and it looks like they might be winning! An FAA statement reads:
"The FAA recognises consumers are intensely interested in the use of personal electronics aboard aircraft; that is why we tasked a government-industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions."
So what did the report find? The rule just does NOT seem to be working?
According to the report, nearly a third of passengers go full Alec Baldwin and disregard the rules about turning all devices off at takeoff and landing! And so far, no disasters!
So, we have to ask…
Should airlines relax their gadget policy?
- No, it's not worth the risk! (40%)
- Yes, it's about time! (60%)
Total Votes: 6,940
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Tags: alec baldwin, cell phone, electronics, faa, government, laptop, passengers, tech talk