BRIEF: Travel smart: Where to stow the iPad? [Detroit Free Press]
(Detroit Free Press (MI) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 13--While the FAA may soon approve the use of tablet computers and Kindle-type devices on airplanes from takeoff to landing, there's still one problem: where to stow these items when you're not using them.
Airlines prohibit storing electronic devices in the seat back pocket in front of you, the logical spot.
Now, the Airline Passenger Experience Association reports that airline interior entertainment provider Lumexis is imploring seat manufacturers and airlines to find a solution.
Safely storing a tablet, Kindle or phone is a safety issue, argues Lumexis, which works with airlines on improving the environment for cabin passengers. Seats are so slim these days that your seat back pocket can't safely hold the devices, yet putting them on the floor or on your lap is a bad idea, too: "The tablet or similar personal electronic device could become a flying missile in an emergency situation," Lumexis warned.
What a way to go -- conked on the head by a Kindle. Hopefully, a solution is near.
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