iPad Addict Gets in Trouble for Refusing to Turn Off Device On Plane
A cautionary tale this, from Jalopnik, about a troublesome traveller that the blog post writer, Lux Alptraum, came across on a flight from Chicago to New York last week. It all started as the plane took off and the man sitting next to the writer turned on his iPad. When a flight attendant told the passenger to turn off the device, instead of turning it off, the passenger gave the attendant some lip, but then turned off the iPad when the attendant told him that it was an FAA regulation that he should do so. The passenger, presumably duly chastened, finally turned it off, only to turn it back on again the minute the attendant turned away! The attendant then came back and told the passenger that he was in danger of forcing the plane to taxi back to the gate, where he would be met by police if he didn’t turn his iPad off, and the captain then also issued a warning over the intercom. Once again, the recalcitrant passenger put his iPad away, and, according to Alptraum, everything would have been okay if the plane hadn’t then been delayed for 90 minutes by bad weather, prompting the iPad owner to ask the attendants for alcohol. More shenanigans ensued, which you can read about in detail in the blog post. The plane eventually did take off, but the iPad owner caused even more of a ruckus, demanding alcohol and so forth, with the end result that he was arrested when the plane landed at LaGuardia, and will apparently now be placed on the no-fly list for the foreseeable future.
Now all I want to know is, what app was so fascinating that he couldn’t turn it off even for a minute? I’m thinking Angry Birds HD…