Unfriendly skies

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

Contrary to your headline "Friendlier Skies in Sight for Portable Devices" (Nov. 1), I think iPads, laptops and other portable devices will make flying extremely annoying to some passengers and dangerous for all. I do agree, however, that this will "transform the customer experience," but not for the better.

As a bibliophile and reader, it will be repellent for me to sit next to someone who is causing me constant distraction by playing mindless games, especially if it is on an 11-hour international flight.

In regard to safety, if there is an emergency, passengers must respond to instructions within seconds, but I don't think those using electronic devices will be able to do this. First they will have to decide what to do with the device on their lap; some may choose to finish their game, send their email or send a "tweet" about an emergency.

This is not a far-fetched scenario -- it is a glimpse into the new "customer experience" in the so-called "friendlier skies."

AURELIA SMELTZ
Mount Washington


Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse

Advertisement

Latest in Letters

Frack pit hazards
about 19 hours ago
Right-wing reform?
about 19 hours ago
More postal woes
about 20 hours ago
Pitfall for UPMC
about 20 hours ago
Easter close call
about 20 hours ago
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here