George Steinbrenner wrote:
^ And that's the only reason the FAA ever banned these devices in the first place. Everybody knows they don't interfere with the plane's systems (hell, the crews these days all use IPADS in flight); the officials just want people to stare slack-jawed at the safety lecture.
But they also want you to be able to pay attention to the cabin crew in case of emergency.
noticed on my last trip that Air Canada keeps the inflight entertainment running from engine start to engine stop but you can only use ear bud earphones plugged into the entertainment system (which is tied into the intercom).