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(NBC News)   FAA to allow use of personal electronic devices in all phases of flight, also allowed to challenge the Captain to top your Angry Birds and Candy Crush scores   (nbcnews.com ) divider line
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2013-10-31 01:26:58 PM  
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tiiger: The pilots are not allowed to have casual conversations below 10,000 ft because they are focused on the landing.  Why shouldn't the passengers be alert for those phases of flight as well?


Because we aren't LANDING THE FARKING PLANE!
2013-10-31 06:51:50 PM  
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jst3p: haemaker: jst3p: Because we aren't LANDING THE FARKING PLANE!

Imagine having your laptop on your lap in here:

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This is Asiana flight 204.  There was no prior warning of anything wrong.

My laptop is going to be a problem in that situation? Seriously, you are reaching.


Yep, how much force do you think it will have at impact going approx 120 mph?  Maybe it will harmlessly embed itself into the head or back of the passenger in front of you, maybe not, who knows?  Who cares? As long as you can catch the end of your movie...
2013-10-31 01:50:57 PM  
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tiiger: More so then interference, it's the people bla-blah, bla-blah.  In the event of an emergency, bla bla bla.  Someone with earphones bla-bla, let's get through all this boring stuff so we can get to the (burning passengers) or best case scenario simply gets trampled to death.


FTF the last WN flight I took

/ She actually did the whole safety spiel properly
// But she was saying what we were all thinking
2013-10-31 01:36:03 PM  
1 vote:
Headphones a distraction to some during an emergency?  That's no problem, I can shove bodies out of my way when I'm trying to exit a burning aircraft.  They can stay and listen to iTunes in the flames.
2013-10-31 01:23:38 PM  
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More so then interference, it's the people not paying attention/headphones etc that worries flight attendants and airline lawyers.  In the event of an emergency, you want everyone able to hear instructions and commands.  Someone with earphones on might not hear that.  There's also the issue of everything being stowed away to clear the exit lanes.  Laptop cases, backpacks, etc, not to mention laptops themselves, as the article points out, could lead to clutter.  One passenger trips during an evacuation, and blocks the aisle (burning passengers) or best case scenario simply gets trampled to death.

I can see why the FAA is leaving it up to carriers.  And I don't understand why people are so annoyed about 5 minutes of flight without a PED, on takeoff and on landing.  Who cares?  The pilots are not allowed to have casual conversations below 10,000 ft because they are focused on the landing.  Why shouldn't the passengers be alert for those phases of flight as well?
2013-10-31 01:20:35 PM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: So all this time ...


You know how many fark threads there have been where people argued "but there is a chance it could crash the plane!"?

Idiots.
2013-10-31 01:13:59 PM  
1 vote:
The article I read was full of equivocation. The newer planes have much better shielding, so radio frequencies are as big an issue...

Not a chance in the world they admit the ban was technologically clueless bullshiat.
2013-10-31 12:53:36 PM  
1 vote:
Using electronic devices on planes?  There's an app(roval) for that!

/'Bout friggin' time
 
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