FAA admits using iPhones in ‘airplane’ mode won’t crash planes after all.

For years, the airlines have been perpetuating the myth that electronic devices interfere with airplane electronics, potentially causing airplanes to crash — but they should have just told us the truth.

For years, the airlines have been perpetuating the myth that electronic devices interfere with airplane electronics, potentially causing airplanes to crash — but they should have just told us the truth.

For years, the airlines have been perpetuating the myth that electronic devices interfere with airplane electronics, potentially causing airplanes to crash — but they should have just told us the truth.

What airlines failed to tell passengers is the real reason they don’t want you reading, gaming, or listening to music — it’s because they need you to listen to the flight attendants!

Electronics were never a threat to the plane, just a threat to your attention (and that’s not surprising considering how boring the typical pre-flight presentation is).

But instead of just saying, “Hey, put your goddamn gadgets away and listen up, people!” — a very valid and legitimate assertion — they perpetuated this moronic and patently false myth.

Virgin America took a different tack to get people to pay attention to this important pre-flight information. They made a video people will WANT to pay attention to:

Well, now that the FAA has eased restrictions on the use of electronics on airplanes, essentially admitting that they were never really the actual problem, Virgin America has to re-edit their incredibly well-produced safety video.

Way to go, FAA.