FAA's clearance of PEDs for takeoff and landings applauded

11/1/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Many applauded the move by the Federal Aviation Administration to expand the use of personal electronic devices to include takeoff and landing. Southwest Airlines frequent flier Nick Skytland said, "I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this change. I think this ruling will single-handedly make me 50 percent more productive." Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who has been one of the strongest advocates for this change, called the development "great news for the traveling public -- and frankly, a win for common sense."

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