The Federal Aviation Administration soon may relax the ban on some electronic devices during flight takeoffs and landings, which lit up the Twittersphere with thoughts about reaction from Alec Baldwin, who tangled with American Airlines on this very topic.
"Alec Baldwin will be overjoyed!" crowed airlineguys.
"Alec Baldwin, Rejoice," tweeted the Hollywood Reporter.
"If the FAA lifts the gizmo ban, Alec Baldwin will be able to play Words With Friends without making headlines," NBC News Travel tweeted.
And what does Baldwin say?
"If you're flying first class on American Air[lines], I'd still apply an extra measure of restraint," the actor told the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch in a story posted Saturday. He said he wouldn't be shooting Instagram videos from his seat anytime soon.
Baldwin got booted off an American Airlines flight in 2011 for refusing to turn off his cellphone because he was playing that word game. The actor tweeted about the incident and then shut down his Twitter account.
American Airlines issued a statement at the time saying Baldwin refused to turn off the phone before takeoff, was rude to the crew and stood up and went into the lavatory when the seat-belt light was still on.
As for the rest of us, the agency says it's awaiting direction from an advisory committee that's leaning toward allowing passengers to use devices during takeoffs and landings. That would allow fliers to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies, etc. The ban on cellphone calls and Internet use likely will remain in place.
The FAA told fliers on its Facebook page Friday:
"We recognize consumers are intensely interested in the use of personal electronics aboard aircraft. That is why we tasked a government-industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions. At the group's request, we have granted a two-month extension to complete the additional work necessary for the safety assessment. We will wait for the group to finish its work before we determine next steps."