Electronic devices while traveling by air

Traveling by air can be both exciting and frustrating. The exciting part is always in the destination. There is something wonderful about being able to be somewhere a thousand miles away in a day. Anyone who has traveled by car for days can certainly appreciate the fact that one hop on an airplane is worth three or four days of traveling in a car. Flying is not as glamorous as it once was when only the wealthiest people flew. The airlines have made it reasonably affordable for many people to get on a plane and go somewhere.

Checking luggage has become expensive, and most people try to just carry on their luggage and put it in the overhead bin. Laptops can be stored under the seat in front of you, so you should shop for a hard case laptop bag before putting your feet on it.

Some business class travelers are plugged into their laptops and other devices for the duration. Even the casual traveler will take an e-reader, iPad or laptop on board with them to entertain themselves. Whether for work or not, most passengers find it easier to pass the time with earbuds in their ears or reading a book.

Restrictions about when you can use your devices vary from airline to airline and device to device. Cellphones are not to be used when the airplane is taking off or landing, but the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) recently lifted the restrictions on tablets, e-readers and other personal devices during takeoff and landing.

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