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Ariella
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Ariella,
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10/13/2014 | 12:44:16 PM
Re: Compromise
@Shane I'd agree, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Also I don't think you can blame the devices for the lack of attention given to the safety demo. People who fly frequently likely tune it out no matter what they do because they've heard it so many times before. That's why sometimes the flight attendants really try to get creative to get their attention.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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10/13/2014 | 12:14:30 PM
Compromise
Couldn't they meet in the middle and make the rule no use of mobile devices until after safety and pre-flight announcements?
Angelfuego
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10/13/2014 | 11:55:49 AM
Re: Good points, but ...
If flight attendants want a mobile device ban, I would be okay with it. We all were okay with taking plane rides without technology devices, when we didn't have any years ago. We can entertain ourselves the old fashioned way with paper and pen word searches, travel board games, reading, sleeping, and talking to those we are traveling with. We have gotten accustomed to relying on using our devices for most of the day, but I think flights as well as vacations are a perfect opportunity to take a time out from our dependence on technology.
Lorna Garey
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10/13/2014 | 11:26:57 AM
Good points, but ...
By this logic, what about someone ignoring safety talk because they're reading a 600-page Stephen King novel that weights five pounds? 
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