Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It’s Not Clear Why

Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It’s Not Clear Why. The policy requiring travelers to turn off electronic devices during takeoff and landing has zero supporting data. On the Frontier flight I took last night to DC, their $6/flight DirectTV remained on the entire time. Hypocritical.

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Tom Bachhuber November 28, 2011 Reply

Archaic rules/laws of low priority for Feds to revisit/review. Would you expect anything different from them?

Erick Hitter November 28, 2011 Reply

I’ve stopped shutting my Kindle off. I’ll simply flip the cover closed when the flight attendants pass by. With wireless off, there’s no conceivable way that it will endanger the plane, and I can say that having degrees in electrical and audio engineering.

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