Article Review - Dont Start Up Your Tablet on the Runway Just Yet – Book Report/Review Example
Task: Don’t Start Up Your Tablet on the Runway Just Yet Federal Aviation Administration has established a policy that allows passengers in flights to use their electronic devices as long as the devices are in “airplane mode”. The devices include; MP3 players, smartphones, tablets and e-readers. In order to avoid any confusion, Federal Aviation Administration would provide guidelines that should be adopted by all airlines. The guidelines are meant to ensure the devices do not interfere with security of other passengers. It was initially feared that such devices could pose a security threat to the plane or interfere with signals between the pilots and airplane controller (Sharkey 1).
Some stakeholders such as Business Travel Association have welcomed the idea because it would allow them to transact business while on flight. The passengers would not start enjoying the services soon as they have to wait for the set guidelines to be released (Sharkey 1).
The policy is not convenient for the airline industry though it is major step in enhancing the comfort of passengers. This is because each airline would formulate its policy concerning the device. Consequently, passengers connecting flights would have a problem shifting from one policy to another due to change of flights. Furthermore, airlines would have to purchase new airplanes that can withstand interference. Additionally, devices used ought to have airplane mode so that they can be operational. Lastly, passengers have to get advice from the airline managers on how to use their devices. This could be a tiresome and time wasting experience (Sharkey 1).
Sharkey, Joe. Don’t Start Up Your Tablet on the Runway Just Yet. New York Times. Web. 5th