Utah travelers react to news that FAA will allow gate-to-gate use of electronic devices

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  • TruthBTold SLC, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    I appreciate the change, and it seems to be a long-time coming.

    It never made any sense that planes with Wi-Fi did not allow the use of laptops, phones, iPads, etc.

    If those same planes would only install an outlet to keep the electronics charged during the flight, instead of having to sit in the back of the plane in a smelly phone booth restroom for 30 minutes waiting for my phone to charge up..., now that would be awesome!

  • MaxxFordham OREM, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    Oh, GOOD! It is *about freakin' TIME* they did this! That means that I can finally shoot video of my takeoffs and landings without having to be any bit sneaky about it! WHOOHOO!

    It may not be in effect just yet because they still have to determine which planes at which airlines for *sure* won't be bothered by which things (or, if some of the older ones still have instruments that will, then to what levels), but by the time I'll probably get a good enough reason to fly in an airliner again and have enough money to go anywhere in one (even a short distance), it'll almost certainly be in effect.

  • rfpeterlin Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 7:20 a.m.

    What a lot of people fail to realize is that air travel is extremely stressful to some and the restrictions serve to reign in the inconsiderate. I am a business traveler and the folks whose commented about that last minute important call ... prior planning would prevent that!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 11:30 p.m.

    Please keep the cell phone restriction. We don't need to be subjected to persons yelling into their device so we can hear a half of conversation 25 feet away. Such behavior is obnoxious and rude. They can text if necessary until arriving at the gate and even then they use it while still on board before de-planing.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 10:24 p.m.

    It is about time this regulation went away since it always has been nonsense. Someday we will learn that quite often less government regulation is the better way to go.