Amazon discounts Kindle tablets in light of FAA ruling

The Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX 7, and the regular Kindle are 15 percent off Monday following the FAA ruling expanding the use of electronic devices.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Amazon Kindle buyers can get 15 percent off today through a special one-day promotion.

Consumers can cut the cost of the Kindle Fire HD tablet to $118 from $139, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 tablet to $195 from $229, and the Kindle e-reader to $59 from $69 by entering the promo code "ThnksFAA" at checkout. But you'll have to hurry. The deal is good only for Monday, November 4.

The retail giant unveiled the discount today as a thank you to the Federal Aviation Administration for now allowing electronic device use during an entire flight .

"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," Amazon vice president Drew Herdener said in a statement. "Delta and JetBlue have already started flights with the new rules -- we're excited to see which airlines are next."

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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