FAA to allow electronic devices to stay on during take-off and landing....it's about time!

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    Nov 01, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    I do a lot of traveling via plane for work and one of the most irritating things to me is to have to pretend to power down my electronic devices during take-off and landing. So now the new rule will allow passengers to leave them on, which is awesome.

    I'm so happy about that. It's the little things in life.
    Now, if only the TSA would not suck as bad as they do....flying would be tolerable.

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    Nov 01, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saidwhy did they do it in the first time? dumb question, i know... only few a handful of times in my life.

    huh?
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    Nov 01, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews said
    Import said
    thebearerofbadnews saidwhy did they do it in the first time? dumb question, i know... only few a handful of times in my life.

    huh?


    my bad... didn't see that.

    i meant.. how come they wouldn't allow people to use their electronic devices in the first place? was there something about the devices that affected the aircraft or whatever.


    Yes it does , your electronics are bothering the aircraft's mood ..lol...
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    Nov 01, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    Import saidI do a lot of traveling via plane for work and one of the most irritating things to me is to have to pretend to power down my electronic devices during take-off and landing. So now the new rule will allow passengers to leave them on, which is awesome.

    I'm so happy about that. It's the little things in life.
    Now, if only the TSA would not suck as bad as they do....flying would be tolerable.



    Bloody oath !! You should just relax during take offs and landings ,you will survice those few minutes without connection , but your and other passengers pesky electronics could interfere with the aircraft brain and that might drive the aircraft faster down to the ground that you would like ..lol...
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    Nov 01, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    It's more of a precautionary measure. All electronic devices create some type of electrical interference. And they don't want to risk it interfering with the plane's electronics. I think there was an episode of Myth Busters that disproved it to some extent.
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    Nov 01, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    neffa said
    Import saidI do a lot of traveling via plane for work and one of the most irritating things to me is to have to pretend to power down my electronic devices during take-off and landing. So now the new rule will allow passengers to leave them on, which is awesome.

    I'm so happy about that. It's the little things in life.
    Now, if only the TSA would not suck as bad as they do....flying would be tolerable.



    You should just relax during take offs and landings, you will survive those few minutes without connection, but your and other passengers pesky electronics could interfere with the aircraft brain and that might drive the aircraft faster down to the ground that you would like.


    This. I don't understand what the big deal is about not having music or a laptop for a whole 10 minutes at the very beginning and very end of each flight. I fly a fair amount, too, and it has never bothered me.

    I have also never had a problem with the TSA. Just do what you're told, avoid carrying or wearing anything with metal on it, and smile a lot.