PHOENIX, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The policy had remained unchanged for over 50 years, but the widespread use of technology finally forced the FAA's hand. The announcement came on Thursday that the FAA would no longer ban the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing. Cell phone use is still not allowed, but according to USA United Cash Loans, the news may have potentially had an unintended positive consequence: An increase in travel excitement among potential fliers.
A representative from USA United Cash Loans spoke at length regarding the potential benefits from the relaxation of the 50 year ban on electronic device use during certain parts of the flight, saying, "Now that we are seeing the FAA loosen their policies regarding electronics use, we feel that this news will generate a fair amount of excitement in travelers, especially the younger demographic."
The rationale for this theoretical spike in travel excitement is that the users of these devices will no longer feel uncomfortable during their flights because of a lack of distraction at some of the more worrisome moments associated with flying. "There are two groups that I see this news significantly impacting: Individuals with a fear of flying, and the youthful generation that seems to need constant contact with technology," said the representative.
Individuals who suffer from a fear of flying will now be able to utilize these devices during the times that cause them the most anxiety: Takeoff and landing. While distraction is not an ideal long-term solution, it has been proven to be helpful in allowing individuals to complete a flight without any emotional outbreaks. As for the younger generation, allowing them to continue to use their technological devices for the entire trip may make flying more palatable than before, when they were constantly being told to turn off their devices.
In any case, the representative from USA United Cash Loans believes that the FAA is right in attempting to loosen their guidelines, saying, "This is a good move on their part. People do not like lots of restrictions, so if it isn't negatively impacting safety, why not allow it? Customers who feel comfortable are much more likely to fly again and again."
* Psychology Today, Can Distraction Control Fear Of Flying?, Retrieved 11/3/2013, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/conquer-fear-flying/201210/can-distraction-control-fear-flying
** Teen Ink, Technology: Good or Bad for Today's Youth?, Retrieved 11/3/2013, http://www.teenink.com/opinion/pop_culture_trends/article/169088/
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