No, it's not because of my American Airlines adventure yesterday, but purely by accident I came across this article today. It's is a wonderful Q&A with an airline pilot, interviewed by Kelsey Rexroat from the Travelzoo section of the Huffington Post -- the article is very informative and wonderfully whimsical at the same time. For instance, when asked if passengers should be concerned during turbulence, he explains in detail why not, and then notes, "Some signs that your pilot has driven you into a thunderstorm would be: heavy rain, extreme turbulence, hail, thunder and lighting, and the look of pure terror on your flight attendant's face."
Terrific, too, is his answer to the question about if it's really necessary to turn your electronic devices off at takeoff and landing. His opinion -- no, it's not necessary. But it's his reason that's fascinating.
Take a look.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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