Flight Attendants Want to Ban Electronics During Takeoff Again
Flight attendants aren’t happy with the Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules that allow phones, tablets, and other small electronics to be used during takeoff and landing. According to the Associated Press, the largest flight attendant’s union in the US — the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA — is suing the FAA in hopes of having its new rules overturned. The union argues that use of small electronics is a danger because they can become projectiles during turbulence and because they may cause passengers to pay less attention during safety announcements.
The union alleges that the administration failed to properly provide public notice and receive comments on the rule change. The administration did request and receive public feedback before making the change, however the union argues that it was not through the correct procedure. Ultimately, the rule change still leaves the choice up to airlines on whether or not use of electronics should be allowed.