Debate over the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) on flights has long centered on cell phones. The announcement to stop dialing and texting has become a refrain synonymous with takeoff. PEDs, however, are becoming far more diverse. Tablet computers are exploding in popularity. The development of smartphones with audio and video capabilities means that passengers are more loath than ever to darken their screens for any stage of flight, let alone wait until 10,000 ft. to listen to ...


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