Ladies and gentlemen, we'll have to ask at this time that you turn off all portable electronic devices including laptops, electronic games and cell phones. Once we're airborne and on our way, we'll let you know when you can turn your computers and electronic games back on. All cell phones must be turned off for the duration of the flight.'' Spewing off a warning about portable electronic devices (PEDs) has become as familiar a mantra to flight crews as the Miranda warning is to law ...

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