Of all the things you're doing to piss off your flight attendant, you probably didn't think playing a game of "2048" at takeoff would be high on the list.
But flight attendants actually hate your phones, tablets, and phablets (God is that word annoying), and see them as a huge hazard and distraction from important safety announcements. Well, at least a lot of them do.
In fact, on Friday, the country's largest union of flight attendants argued it wants passengers to stow electronics at takeoff and landing like the good old days. Ever since the Federal Aviation Administration authorized passenger use of airplane mode-enabled devices a year ago, cabin crew members have taken issue with the policy.
According to the Associated Press, the union said "the devices can distract passengers from safety announcements and become dangerous projectiles" and expressed "that in letting passengers keep the devices out, the Federal Aviation Administration changed an agency regulation without steps required by law".