Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, told me the company had done its own tests on its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets to help hasten the changes. “We’ve done experiments,” he said. “We loaded a plane with Kindles.”
I asked what happened in the experiments. He looked at me as if I were asking the dumbest question he had ever heard. “Everybody landed,” he said. “It wasn’t a problem.”
Nick Bilton in his drive to investigate the truth whether personal electronic devices such as the Kindle readers and iPads actually affect in-flight navigation. Just search for “Nick Bilton flight” on Google for a history of his crusade.