Flyers Could Soon Be Plagued by ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ Chatter

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Two U.S. regulatory agencies are exploring a measure that could result in the ban against phone calls made during a flight to be lifted, which means that flyers could continue to conduct phone calls during a flight. Though the move may be welcomed by business travelers who do not want a lengthy flight to interrupt […]

Thanksgiving Travel: These Airlines Are Now Boarding Personal Electronics

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All gadgets aboard! With the Thanksgiving holiday season fast approaching in the U.S. and after the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the use of personal electronic devices on all phases of flight, these airlines have now cleared the way for your smartphones, tablets, and ereaders to remain powered on throughout the entire […]

American Airlines Pilots See Health Benefits to iPad Use

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In its trial for using Apple, Inc.’s iPad as flight manuals, not only is American Airlines saving the environment in not having to print out paper editions as well as receiving a savings in fuel costs, the airliner has claimed recently that the use of the tablet has helped to reduce pilot back injuries from […]

E-Readers May Be Cleared for Takeoffs, Landings in 2014

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The Federal Aviation Administration, or the FAA, in the U.S. may revise its longstanding policies to allow the use of select electronic devices during the sensitive takeoff and landing period. Thus far, no electronic devices are allowed to be powered on during flight when the plane is under 10,000 feet as the FAA says that […]

iPads Now FAA Certified for American Airlines Cockpits

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American Airlines is now first out of the gate with FAA certification for iPad use in cockpits on its fleet of jets. American Airlines had begun testing iPads for use in various phases of flight this summer with the blessing of the FAA and now the airline has become the first in the world to […]