Seven years ago, I blogged about how nonsensical many airline rules and regulations seemed to be.
At the very top of my list was the prohibition on the use of electronics before takeoff and landing. The FAA finally gave into logic on this one, and airlines have been remarkably speedy in instituting the change.
(If you go back and look at the post, you will see that another thing I railed against was the announcement about “in the unlikely event of a water landing.” There is no doubt this announcement is a complete waste of time, but not long after the post went up, Captain Sullenberger pulled off a water landing. Thanks for nothing, Sully!)