Old Sep 13, 19, 3:20 am
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pauq
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by dinoscool3 View Post
Do you read during take-off and landing? Books can pretty quickly become "projectiles" too.
No, I don't. As I said, 5 minutes without a screen or reading material is not a big deal. However, magazines and pocketbooks are usually lighter and softer than tablets and laptops so they are not as dangerous although you could still slip in them. Hardcovers can be worse but are less common with travellers. As with anything safety, it's always a trade-off between risk and reward/benefit so I understand why regulatory agencies consider the risk of injury acceptable in one case but the not in the other. Ideally, there shouldn't be any heavy unstowed items around the cabin during take-off, landing or when heavy turbulence is expected whatever those items are.
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