E-readers (Kindle, Kobo, etc...)

Discussion in 'Air Canada | Aeroplan' started by JimYUL, Mar 1, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. What's your view? Should these be allowed from boarding to exit? Is there REALLY a concern just because its an "electronic device? Personally, I say its high time that the rules catch up with the times...
     
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  2. tomh009
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    It's really no different from a laptop -- either allow both, or neither.

    Now, those p-readers (formerly known as "books", I think) are still allowed from boarding to exit! :D
     
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    I use Kindles, not to read books, but to get free 3G internet access from all over the world.[​IMG]
     
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    I think that with receive / transmit functions turned off, these kinds of devices should be allowed.
     
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    i am waiting for the iPad2
     
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    I am waiting for the iPad3[​IMG]
     
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    I have iPad and Kindle. They both should be permitted but this new version nonsense should stop now because I am about to buy newer versions of both.
     
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    I have both as well but have promised myself "I will not upgrade."
     
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    Can you help me? is there some sort of AA for gadget freaks?
     
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    I have an Eco Reader and ipad and hope that I can resist the temptation not to upgrade. [​IMG]
     
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    Agree, the whole electronic device debate goes on without any resolution. It's time to get some accepted universal understanding.
     
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    I'm wanting an Ipad2. I have never had any of the Ipads or kindles.
    Think the Ipad would be great for travelling.

    Maybe, I will win one of these Ipad2s MP is gifting. [​IMG]
    Does anybody know if the MP gifts are 3Gs?
    The Ipad2 doesn't come out until March 25th in Canada.
     
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    Kindle 3 when the wireless is off draws almost no power except when turning pages. Even then it causes no interference. It should not have to be shut down.
     
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    The problem arises when you are asking in-flight personnel to make judgments about what's allowed and what's not. You'll get a belligerent passenger who wants to debate the technical specs of their device, causing upset for a few extra minutes of reading.
     
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    Yes ... but my ThinkPad X61s draws well less than 10W as well with wireless off. Power consumption is not a practical criterion in any case, how can an FA judge that?

    Not that I like the current total ban on take-off/landing, but at least it's very clear with no disputes about what's OK and what's not.
     

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