Huzzah! I Can Use My Device During The Entire Flight

October 31st, 2013

This day makes me so, so happy. Now come on United. I have a flight tomorrow at 7 a.m. Let’s make this happen!

But LOL to FAA Administrator Huerta:

While flight attendants have no effective way to determine whether a cellphone or tablet is really in airplane mode during flight, Mr. Huerta said, “There’s no safety problem if they’re not, but you’re going to arrive at your destination with a dead battery,” because the device would continue looking for a cell connection and would not find it.

Maybe iPhone users. I travel with 4 spare batteries. Text messages sometimes do get through at 30,000 feet.

Update: I tweet, and United responds.