No Need to Power Down
Monday, November 4, 2013
You may never have to hear "the cabin door has closed, please turn off all electronic devices" when traveling again.
The FAA announced that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Jet Blue and Delta have already implemented allowing the devices.
This means that e-readers, phones, tablets and MP3 players won't have to be powered off during the takeoff and landing periods. However, there are still some restrictions. All the devices must be put in airplane mode during those periods and some larger devices, like laptops, may still have to be stowed in a seat pocket during takeoff and landing.
One thing that hasn't changed, you cannot talk on your phone at any point during the flight.
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