You are Now Free to Play ‘Candy Crush’ in the Air
Oh, boy. Unrestricted game playing during take-off and landing, but, as they say, 'some restrictions may apply.If you're flying for the holidays, uninterrupted games of "Candy Crush"might be in your future. Yesterday, the FAA announced it's okay for passengers to use electronics during ALL portions of a flight, including takeoff and landing.
Up until now, you had to turn everything off and wait until the plane was over 10,000 feet . . . even though everyone knew it was total NONSENSE. But now you can watch videos or play games, as long as your device is in "airplane mode."
But don't worry, you won't have to listen to the guy next to you talk on his PHONE for three hours. The Federal Communications Commission doesn't allow phone calls from planes, so calls and text messages are still banned.
But each airline gets to decide WHEN to implement the change. So if you're sitting on the tarmac next WEEK, don't argue with your flight attendant if she says your kid can't keep watching "Yo Gabba Gabba" on the iPad.
It might not happen immediately, but the FAA says they expect most airlines to allow use of electronic devices gate-to-gate by the end of the year.
Alec Baldwin is celebrating!