Frequent fliers breathed a sigh of relief when the FAA ruled that most electronics could be used from takeoff to landing, and Amazon was a big part of that decision. To celebrate they're having a one day sale on two 7-inch Kindle models, the new Kindle Fire HDX and the year-old Fire HD. Enter the code "ThnksFAA" (note spelling) at checkout and you can take 15% off the regular price.
That discount brings the basic 8GB Kindle Fire HD down to $118 from $139, and the 16GB Kindle Fire HDX down to a more palatable $195. The discounts can be applied to any capacity of these models, with or without Amazon's Special Offers advertising. Unfortunately the discounts aren't being extended to the larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (from last year) or the upcoming Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", but you can get a pretty sweet deal on the already-cheap e-ink Kindle if you wish. It's just $59 after the discount.
A lot of Android purists are down on Amazon's tablets, but they make good gifts for friends or family members who aren't already invested in Google's infrastructure, especially if they're also Amazon Prime subscribers. The new top shelf hardware and integrated video support on the HDX is probably going to make it a hot ticket this holiday season. If you want to take advantage of the sale, get your order in now: the discount code will expire after today.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2013-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that to say thank you to the FAA for the recent decision to allow use of portable electronics on take-off and landing, customers can receive 15% off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and the $69 Kindle for one day only—simply enter the promo code “ThnksFAA” at checkout to receive the special discount.
“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% off Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7”, and the $69 Kindle—happy flying!”
The $69 Kindle—available today for $59—is the smallest and lightest Kindle ever—order at www.amazon.com/kindle. Kindle Fire HD—today only $118—features a stunning HD display, a faster processor, longer battery life, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus, and Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”—order at www.amazon.com/fire-hd. Kindle Fire HDX 7”—just $195 today—comes with an exclusive HDX display that goes beyond HD, the fastest processor on a 7” tablet, Fire OS 3.0, and exclusive features like the revolutionary new Mayday button—order at www.amazon.com/hdx-7.