In company-promotions-that-actually-feel-rather-joyous news, Amazon is celebrating the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to jump into the 20th century by offering a pretty significant discount on a few Kindle devices.
Last week, the FAA made the friendly skies a whole lot friendlier by finally lightening up their regulations on the use of personal electronic devices on all stages of flights. Starting soon, you won’t have to power down your iPhones, e-readers, and tablets during takeoff and landing (making calls and texts will still be prohibited). The FAA is working with U.S.-based airlines to get the new rules implemented, and some airlines like Delta and JetBlue have already made the switch.
The FAA hopes that by the end of the year, you’ll never have to be scolded by a flight attendant for playing Angry Birds ever again.
Amazon, who says they’ve been lobbying for this rule change for years, is saying thanks to the FAA with a short Kindle promotion.
With the “ThanksFAA” code, you can now receive 15% off a Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and the $69 Kindle.
“We’ve been fighting for our customers on this issue for years, and we are thrilled by the FAA’s recent decision—this is a big win for customers. Delta and JetBlue have already started flights with the new rules – we’re excited to see which airlines are next,” says Amazon VP Drew Herdener. “To say thank you, for one day only we’re offering 15% off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and the $69 Kindle – happy flying!”
It’s one day only – so act fast if you’re in the need of a new Kindle. A $59 basic Kindle sounds like a pretty good deal – I mean, you’d pay close to that for an actual book at the airport, right? And the price of the Kindle Fire HDX 7” is actually under $200 now.
Image via Thinkstock