US Senator Claire McCaskill is currently drafting legislation to allow in-flight electronics like laptops and tablets during all stages of passenger flights. In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, McCaskill writes:
I am not currently advocating for the use of cell phones for voice communications during flight. Simply put, electronic devices that are currently allowed above 10,000 feet should be allowed for use during all phases of flight. It is preposterous to think that an e-reader in a passenger’s hands during takeoff is anymore a threat to other passengers or crew members than a hardback book.
In the coming weeks, McCaskill plans to meet with interested parties for advisement and will be working to drum up bipartisan Congressional support for the bill.
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