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We've all been there: you're just about to hit a high score in Super Hexagon, when suddenly, the cabin door on the airplane closes. Relegated to reading about garden gnomes in Sky Mall magazine, the next 10,000 feet are the longest in history. But Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants to change all of that with proposed legislation to keep our iPads going strong from take-off to landing.
As reported by Politico, McCaskill is planning to write a bill allowing flight passengers to use their electronic gadgets during the entirety of a flight -- not just above 10,000 feet as the FAA currently allows.
"Many stakeholders have entrenched positions on this issue and have long resisted commonsense changes to the PED (personal electronic devices) rules," McCaskill writes in a March 7 letter to FFA administrator Michael Huerta. "Ultimately, it will be up to the FAA, and you as an Administrator, to provide leadership, make a decision, and compel the needed changes to the current rules."
The Missouri Senator appears less than pleased with progress on the subject of in-flight electronics use. The FAA had previously announced its intent to take a hard look at the regulations.
No word yet on when McCaskill may introduce the proposed bill to the U.S. Senate.
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