Staring at the Back of a Seat in Front of You

by Nikolozi Meladze

The New York Times:

According to people who work with an industry working group that the Federal Aviation Administration set up last year to study the use of portable electronics on planes, the agency hopes to announce by the end of this year that it will relax the rules for reading devices during takeoff and landing. The change would not include cellphones.

It's about time. If you are flying anywhere, unless you are sleeping or have brought a physical book or a magazine to read, you end up spending the first 30 minutes and the last 30 minutes of your flight staring at the back of a seat in front of you.