FAA May Relax Airline Gadget Rules, Let You Use Your Kindle During Take-Off And Landing
And finally, finally, the FAA may be seeing the light as well. The New York Times has a report out suggesting that waves of change could be building, as the Federal Aviation Administration is considering a rule that would relax the rules for reading devices during take-off and landing. Sadly, the rule would not include cellphones, but hey -- baby steps.
What's strange is that the report is a bit unclear on tablets. Is an iPad a "reading device?" Who makes the call? Can you imagine the passenger confusion? An outright rejection of the existing rule would likely suit consumers best, but that's unlikely to happen. At any rate, it seems we're slowly moving in the right direction. On scheduled flights that take-off on time, waiting for 10,000 feet is no big deal, but when you're stuck on the runway for 1+ hours at JFK, having the ability to get a bit of work done would really be a boon.