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The FCC is Telling the FAA to Chillax Over Electronic Usage During Flights

December 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM | by | ()

Unfortunately it’s not quite time to start leaving your electronic do-dads in the on position during taxi and takeoff, but once again it seems to be a point of discussion. This time it’s not passengers protesting about their right to bear iPhones, but it’s one government agency bickering with another.

Now it’s the Federal Communications Commission taking a stand, as they seem to be just as fed up with having to stay out of touch with friends and family for like the first twenty minutes of a flight. Since this is the government we’re talking about a letter is necessary, so the head honcho over at the FCC has written a note to the big cheese over at the Federal Aviation Administration requesting a revision to current electronic policies.

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Better Turn Off Those Electronic Devices, as NYC May Be Cracking Down

April 4, 2012 at 8:50 AM | by | ()

At this point we all know that Alec Baldwin isn’t really besties with flight attendants due to his love with Words With Friends, and if you didn’t know that, his latest Capital One commercial reminds us about no games on the runway. Of course we’d love to utilize our electronic do-dads as much as possible, but we’re definitely going to pay attention for the need to turn them off now more than ever. That’s because it looks like ignoring the flight attendants might just get you something a little bit worse than a stern warning.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—they’re in charge of the city’s airports—are sick and tired of dealing with passengers refusing to turn off their cell phones. So what they’re going to do is send those offenders from the airport directly to court. Nothing is official just yet, but it sounds like they’re exploring the idea of suing the worst offending passengers. Last year airport police had to respond to over 400 different cases of passengers behaving badly on the runway, and it sounds like they’re sick and tired of the delays.

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American Airlines Plane Boots Alec Baldwin Over 'Words With Friends'

December 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM | by | ()

Did you feel that? If the internet could have earthquakes, we'd have just experienced a minor one as Alec Baldwin went from tweeting like normal, to getting kicked off an American Airlines plane at LAX, to being in custody, to becoming a trending topic, to giving his side of the story via Twitter in just about the span of one hour.

The reason for the tarmac takedown? Apparently, according to Alec, he was playing the popular mobile Scrabble-like app Words With Friends when a flight attendant "reamed" him out. Of course he was probably still playing it beyond the point of being asked to turn off and stow all electronic devices for take-off, hence the flight attendant interference. We predict that the next few days will see news channels rehashing the old argument of whether or not cell signals interfere with airplanes. You know, that old chestnut.

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