FAA Eases Up On Electronic Devices On Flights

The FAA is allowing air travelers to use their computers, smartphones and tablets during just about the entire duration of commercial flights. Actual phone calls will still not be allowed.

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FAA E: 46" FirstFeed="N">FAA Eases Up On Electronic Devices On FlightsOver the next few minutes, we're going to hear about the problems and possibilities of electronic devices when it comes to school rooms. First, though, some loosening of a longtime limit. The FAA says it's now OK for passengers to use their portable electronic devices from gate to gate, though not for everything. NPR's Brian Naylor has more. ]]>No longer will passengers be told to shut off their portable electronic devices in preparation for takeoff or landing. The new FAA rules end a long debate over the safety of the devices; and they mean air travelers can read their e-books, play games or watch movies on their tablets throughout their flights. The action comes just 30 days after an advisory group recommended the old rules be scrapped. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. ]]>

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