As a frequent flyer, I dread both takeoffs and landings because I am forced to stow my iPad and other electronics for several minutes, despite the fact that usage of such devices has not been proven to be harmful to the plane. During that dead zone, my only options are staring at the seat back in front of me or flipping through Skymall.
That is set to change, however, as the Federal Aviation Administration is considering relaxing the rules regarding in-flight usage of electronics. According to The New York Times, people that work as part of an industry group set up to study the issue are reporting that the F.A.A. hopes to change the rules later this year.