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So were people really that bothered by having to not use their devices during take-off and landing? I mean if you're taking any sort of substantial trip you still have a good 5-8 hours of dead air time when you're cruising to your destination.
It just doesn't make any sense. Devices have airplane modes.
I understand that this is a "first world problem" or whatever, but I fly enough that this is fantastic news. I hate having a flight attendant come tap me on the shoulder to take my headphones out. When I fly, I want as little human interaction as possible. I have horrible anxiety issues, and retreating into my world of music and podcasts is the only thing that makes flying bearable. Those thirty minutes at the top and bottom of the flight are godawful for me.
I always found people who complain about that to be kind of ridiculous. Like what is the matter with just shutting down an electronic device before take off, to ensure you don't die to unknown reasons. Maybe I just haven't been on enough flights but take off doesn't last that long in my experience.