The FAA May Increase Electronic Usage on Flights
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on June 23, 2013 @ 11:47PM
Created on June 23, 2013 @ 6:50PM
There may be good news on the horizon for frequent flyers. Passengers may soon be allowed to use electronics for longer periods of time.
A report in the Wall Street Journal says that the "Federal Aviation Administration" is looking to decrease the restrictions on electronic devices during certain portions of the flight. However, this will only apply for specific devices that have been tested and approved by the FAA. This leaves people with the question of safety as they take off and land.
Eric Kirkland, a Harrison County resident said, "I realize they have to do safety testing and things like that, I'm a former private pilot, but the electronic devices aren't creating any problem or hazard to navigational control or the aircraft."
"To a certain extent I think it will make me feel unsafe, however, I still think it's a good idea to allow certain electronic devices to be used on flight." said Andrea Kerr, a fellow member of Harrison County.
It will most likely take a considerable amount of time before any changes are actually made, so those frequent flyers may need to sit back and relax.