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FCC pushes for wider in-flight use of electronic devices

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2012, 14:53 posted on

Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission called on the FAA to allow greater use...

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 15:26 4

1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1722; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Being able to use electronic devices in flight just might help people overlook that seat space seems to be more and more limited, or that carry-on space is more and more limited. Or that in-flight movies and snacks being offered gratis are fewer and further in between.
Perhaps even that shortly before take-off all passengers had to either have their naughty bits irradiated or manhandled by a guy I swear I saw working baggage, just with a new sweater & hat, my previous trip through the airport. It would be a good move by the FAA.

I mean seriously... the pilot crew is allowed to utilize tablets in-flight. Is there some magical shielding around their electronic devices, which are even nearer to the instrument panels than those of the people in the cabin would be?

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 09:57

4. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)


Short answer is of course, no. Nothing magical about the electronics in use in the cockpit. It's just another way for "government" to interfere and control.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:00 2

2. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I always love it when they say "For your SAFETY, all portable electronic devices must be turned off during takeoff and landing."! Really, if it was "un-safe" I don't think we would be allowed to carry them on. Lets get this regulation changed!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:23 3

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If this changes things so that using electronic devices be safe...it would be just great!!
I keep getting annoyed because the flight attendant keep telling me to switch off my phone everytime i fly, even though i was just listening to music with the network cut off, as in flight mode.

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