Fliers Still Must Turn Off Devices, but It’s Not Clear Why

Nick Bilton on the antiquated rules for fliers: >Surely if electronic gadgets could bring down an airplane, you can be sure that the Department of Homeland Securityand the Transportation Security Administration, which has a consuming fear of 3.5 ounces of hand lotion and gel shoe inserts, wouldn’t allow passengers to board a plane with aniPad…

Nick Bilton on the antiquated rules for fliers:
>Surely if electronic gadgets could bring down an airplane, you can be sure that the Department of Homeland Securityand the Transportation Security Administration, which has a consuming fear of 3.5 ounces of hand lotion and gel shoe inserts, wouldn’t allow passengers to board a plane with aniPad or Kindle, for fear that they would be used by terrorists.

I don’t disagree with him, but I feel like trying to change this rule is akin to banging your head against a concrete wall with steel reinforcements.

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