Sunday June 09, 2013

Electronics Use on U.S. Flights on the Rise

A study from DePaul University confirms what we all knew to begin with: the use of electronic devices by air travelers is growing rapidly and it is past time to make new rules governing the use of electronic devices on aircraft. The study supports the decision to remove restrictions on use of the devices on takeoff and landings and adds that the actions should be taken sooner than later.

"The evidence presented in this report suggests that the FAA's 'go slow' approach to assessing the ban comes at a high cost to the traveling public. As more travelers seek to 'power up,' the FAA must be more deliberate in deciding whether to lift the ban."