FAA To Allow Electronic Device Use During Takeoff, Landing

Law360, Washington (October 31, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced it will relax its rules governing in-flight use of personal electronics, allowing passengers to keep using most electronic devices even during takeoff and landing.

Under the terms of the new rule, passengers on U.S. airlines will be able to use lightweight handheld electronic devices — for example, tablets and e-readers — "gate to gate," including during takeoff and landing, as long the devices are being held or have been put in the seatback pocket. Previously, the FAA disallowed the...
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