Bookish News: eReaders Allowed During Take-Off Next Year!

Posted March 27, 2013 by Jana in Bookish News, Discussion / 12 Comments

So, I fly a lot. And I LOVE reading on flights. And up until I got a Kindle, I was allowed to read any time I wanted on a plane. But then… I got my beloved Kindle and was told to turn it off for 20 minutes while the plane took off, and then for 20-30 minutes while the plane prepared to land. That’s almost an hour of sitting in my uncomfortable seat, staring at the people with their tangible books, who were still reading happily. Who here understands this frustration? I’m sure I’m not the only one.

So, guess what? It turns out there is no scientific proof that these devices cause any problems at all! I mean, iPads are used in the cockpit during take-off, and we have all lived to tell the tale of our flight! You know what this means for us? Rules are changing. And we might get an extra hour of reading time while flying. That sounds pretty cool to me!

Want to read more about this exiting news? Visit this article.

Discussion: So, tell me! What does this mean for you? Are you excited? Do you not really care? Did you never follow the rules anyway? Haha. Do you like reading on planes? Any good recommendations for plane reading? With summer coming up, I know we all need some good books to read while traveling!

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12 responses to “Bookish News: eReaders Allowed During Take-Off Next Year!

  1. This is exciting news. It depends on which of my ereaders I take with me when I’m travelling whether or not I can continue to read while the plane is taking off or landing. If I’m using my advanced Nook, then I can’t. If I’m using my old fashioned Kindle, I can keep reading (or at least I do, and no one ever said I can’t). So yay! I just wish I could continue to use my iPod too.

  2. Ahhh This is SO excited!! I travel a lot and hate having to stop reading. Especially because it is usually in the best part of the book too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Aaaactually… It doesn’t mean too much to me and only because I didn’t realize that I had to turn it completely off. I have both a kindle and an iPad. They both have airplane modes on them so I never thought to turn them off completely. My iPod though… totally did. :-D

  4. I hadn’t heard that you weren’t supposed to have them on during take-off and landing. It doesn’t really make sense though; it’s not like they send out a signal :s

    Ah well, I guess that’s The Point, considering they’re allowing you to do so now. I don’t go on planes often, but it’s good to know!

  5. Are you serious? I had no idea you had to switch them off. I’m jetting off to London in two weeks and wanted to take my Kindle with me because I don’t want to carry another book on top of my enormous luggage plus, they always make me turn my iPod off during take-off and it gets really boring after a while. Guess I’m screwed, then. :(

    I agree with Hanna, though. Plus, they have an airplane mode now. If you still can’t turn it on then what is it for?

  6. I think this is amazing! I fly a lot as well, and quite frankly, it sucks having to turn off your ereader of choice for take-off or landing. as irony would have it, I’m always asked to turn it off when I’m at the good part, so by the time we land, my fingers are practically twitching with anticipation. Lol.

  7. I think this is amazing! I fly a lot as well, and quite frankly, it sucks having to turn off your ereader of choice for take-off or landing. as irony would have it, I’m always asked to turn it off when I’m at the good part, so by the time we land, my fingers are practically twitching with anticipation. Lol.

  8. This post made me so happy! Whenever I fly I see half the plane (including myself) turn off their ereader. It’s always at a good part too.

  9. I’m a bit of a cheater – I usually just leave mine on, sometimes on purpose, sometimes on accident. I love having access to so many books (via my Kindle library) on a flight, so to hear this news is pretty awesome!