To shut off or not to shut off, that is the question…

March 21, 2012 at 7:09 am 5 comments

As a follow-up to our last post, looks like the FAA is going to take the lead on updating the rules with respect to the use of electronic devices in-flight.

Being as thorough as they are, they plan to bring together manufacturers, consumer electronic associations, aircraft and avionic manufacturers, airlines, pilots, flight attendants and passengers, but, and this is a BIG but, they have yet to secure funding for the project. 

CarryingOn therefore expects we’ll get a definitive ruling at some point in 2018, or a full year after Mariano Rivera is enshrined unanimously on the first ballot to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Actually, I’m thinking Mo will be introducing Derek Jeter to the Hall in 2019 before you’ll know for sure if you can turn on your iPad and watch the induction ceremony from 35,000 feet.

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So what should we make of this……………… Seems some people would pay more to get off the plane first…..but I have my doubts about this one.

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jesse Funk  |  March 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Nice thought Tony. But no baseball player has ever been unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA…not even Babe Ruth. Mo will get in on the first ballot in 2017, but not unanimously. (I hope I’m wrong. That guy is/was a great pitcher.)

  • 2. Jeff Palmer  |  March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Well the interesting thing is that the airlines are planning to issue iPads for use by the pilots in the cockpit. If that is safe, why not in the rows behind??

    • 3. carryingonblog  |  March 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Logical question, but not sure logic will be used here.

  • 4. carryingonblog  |  March 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I’m just a Yankee fan with a dream!

  • 5. Trish Kakenmaster  |  March 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    It should be noted that British Airways flight attendents have been using iPads in-flight since last November to provide better customer service for VIPs.


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