“Oh my god, how cute is Dennis, right?” squawks the woman three feet from your ear for the fourth consecutive hour as you sit, captive, constructing a sound obfuscation chamber out of airplane pillows and blankets.
You can stop pretending to turn your phone off during flights now, as more airlines respond to the Federal Aviation Administration’s newly relaxed regulations on in-flight gadget usage.
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The long struggle between airlines and your unrelenting in-flight boredom is over.
A panel tasked with exploring relaxed gadget rules on airplanes now says that Wi-Fi is safe to use throughout an entire flight.
This month, the Federal Aviation Administration will strongly consider relaxing its rules on the use of electronic devices during flights.
According to a report by Routehappy.com, 38 percent of U.S. flights now offer Internet connectivity. WiFi may soon be the norm on domestic and international flights.
Over fifty years after originally putting it in place, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finally putting together a 28-member advisory panel to ease restrictions on in-flight gadget usage during commercial air travel.
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The Federal Communications Commission released a new set of rules today aimed at making it easier for airline carriers to offer their passengers in-flight Internet access — and I don’t think I’m alone when saying it’s about freakin’ time.
The agency hopes to find out whether “widespread use of PEDs during flight is appropriate, while maintaining the highest levels of safety to passengers and aircraft.”