Money Roundup: Phones on Planes Edition

by Michael on Nov 3, 2013 · 5 comments

In case you’ve haven’t heard, the FAA has decided to relax their rules relating to the in-flight use of electronics. The new rules are expected to be in place for most flights by the end of the year.

Airlines will be required to demonstrate that gadgets don’t interfere with the safe operation of their planes and request FAA approval before allowing passengers to power up below 10k feet.

Delta has apparently already performed the required tests and submitted their request for approval. And other airlines aren’t far behind.

Thankfully, passengers will still have to keep their devices in airplane mode. Thus, you shouldn’t get stuck sitting next to someone talking up a storm on their phone.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend!


1 SuburbanFinance November 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

It’s so frustrating to me when I fly because I can’t even use my Kindle. So I’m sitting there bored when, if I had a paper book, I would be fine.

2 Michael November 3, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Same here. But that should no longer be a problem once the rule changes kick in. 🙂

3 Little House November 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

I hope the FAA never allow talking on cell phones. That would be so annoying, especially for long flights!

4 Michael November 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

I doubt they will. And without a major change in technology, it probably wouldn’t be a huge problem once you reach cruising altitude since you can’t get a reliable cell signal in the sky.

But even still… I don’t really want someone next to me yacking on the phone from pushback to takeoff.

5 krantcents November 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Whether on a plane, elevator, restaurant or store, I hate when people will talk on phones. I long for the old days when you had to go to a private place to make a call.

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