The US now allows airlines to expand the use of portable electronic devices in flight from take-off to landing. FAA now allows users to use personal electronic devices during flight except mobiles for voice communications.
Good news for Americans. They can now play games, read e-books and watch videos all the time in flight on their personal electronic devices. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expands the use of portable electronic devices in flight.
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FAA said on Thursday, "Passengers will eventually be able to read e-books, play games, and watch videos on their devices during all phases of flight, with very limited exceptions," according to Reuters.
But in-flight mobile use for voice communications is still not allowed. This issue is still under consideration of the Federal Communications Commission.
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FAA immediately provides implementation guidance and time frame details to airlines after the decision.