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FAA: Airline passengers can now use electronics during takeoff and landing

October 31st, 2013 at 10:35 AM
FAA Eliminates Personal Electronics Restrictions

Rejoice, for you will never have to turn off your personal electronics before a flight takes off again. The Federal Aviation Administration sent out a press release on Thursday stating 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.” Not all airlines will implement the new rules in their entirety during the first days of this regulation alteration, but the FAA expects virtually all passengers will be allowed to keep their devices on in airplane mode for the entire duration of a flight by the end of the year. That’s three more minutes of in-flight Wi-Fi as well, so if you’re listening to Pandora, or even if you’ve defected to iTunes Radio, you shouldn’t miss a beat.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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