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Question #23570 posted on 03/11/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Last night I flew from Salt Lake to Seattle. As always, before takeoff the stewardess announced that all electronic devices must be turned off until we reached cruising altitude. I am having a hard believing that using my iPod or laptop will disrupt the airplane's equipment and cause a malfunction. If a plane can be hit by lightning and still fly just fine, a portable electronic device should be nothing!! Any ideas about why they have this rule??

- Von

A: Dear Von,

I've actually answered this before.

See Board Question #21954.

And enjoy Seattle!

- Lavish