Hooray! The FAA Lifts Ban On Electronic Device Use



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Big news air travelers: The FAA says it's a-okay to listen to your daily dose of Rihanna (or whatever you so choose) for the duration of the entire flight. Yes, the entire flight, as in gate to gate! Consider one of the biggest #firstworldfrustrations solved, y'all. Rejoice, throw your iPods and iPads in the air, and book a flight, because you're not barred from using them anymore.

Obviously this news comes with a catch. "Electronic items, books, and magazines, must be held or put in the seat back pocket during the actual takeoff and landing roll," the FAA said in an official statement. Oh, and you still can't listen to the radio, Skype, or make a phone call because a.) that's rude and b.) the signals screw with the airplane's communication systems, and ain't nobody got time for that.

Apparently, the airlines have no time either, because the changes could be implemented as soon as tomorrow. The Verge reports that Delta has already completed its testing and submitted a plan like all other airlines have to. Phew! Suddenly, holiday traveling doesn't seem so dreadful. Common sense for the win! (The Verge)