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Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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11/4/2013 | 1:29:33 AM
re: FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
This is a good thing, though I flew this weekend and the flight attendant made a point to say electronic devices still weren't allowed on that particular flight. I guess it might take a little while to trickle down to every individual airport/airline.
mak63
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mak63,
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11/2/2013 | 8:28:04 PM
re: FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
Do you guys realized that it took more than 20 years to change the rule?
Anyway, I understand to still ban phone calls, but how about messaging, browsing, email or playing candy crush over the cellular radios? Would that be ok?
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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11/1/2013 | 11:51:13 PM
re: FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
At the same time we banned use of personal devices and carrying aboard nail clippers, business travelers were boarding airplanes carrying laptops, some of which had defective lithium ion batteries. One was found in the overhead compartment superheated and about to catch fire after the plane had landed. Sometimes we look for trouble in the wrong places.One small fire and one oxygen bottle can result in the death of a flight, as in ValueJet over the Everglades.
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WKash,
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11/1/2013 | 7:51:47 PM
re: FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
Probably a good thing FCC still won't allow people to make calls in flight on the mobile devices, even if the safety concerns are largely unwarranted. Still, flying has become such an awful experience these days, thank goodness we don't also have suffer listening to half a dozen people around us jabbering mindlessly into their phones.
Mordock
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Mordock,
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11/1/2013 | 6:02:58 PM
re: FAA Allows Electronics During Takeoff, Landing
Its about time


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