Amazon Celebrates Relaxed FAA Rules with Single Day Kindle Discounts

Paul Lilly

Save a chunk of change on Kindle devices (today only)

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Halloween (October 31) that it would allow airlines to expand passenger use of portable electronic devices (PED) during all phases of flight, meaning you no longer will be instructed to turn off your e-reader during takeoff or landing, as long as you have a grip on it (or put it in the seat back pocket in front of you). To celebrate the relaxing of the rules, Amazon today is offering discounts on select Kindle devices.

By entering code ThnksFAA at checkout, you can receive 15 percent off a Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HDX. This is a one-day only sale, so if you're tempted, you'll have to decide somewhat fast.

"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," said Drew Herdener , Vice President, Amazon. “To say thank you, for one day only we’re offering 15 percent off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch, and the $69 Kindle—happy flying!"

Here's how the 15 percent discount affects each model:

  • Kindle: $59 (down from $69)
  • Kindle Fire HD: $118 (down from $139)
  • Kindle Fire HDX: $195 (down from $229)

Not too shabby, especially for the Kindle Fire HD, which might be the best value of the bunch.

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