U.S. Airlines: Talking and Flying? It Can Wait.

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Despite the FCC moving to open up the discussion on whether or not airline passengers should be allowed to make in-flight calls, it looks like the issue may be a moot discussion with opposition from a number of airlines in the U.S. Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson not only says that his company opposes the […]

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 […]

Southwest Airlines First to Offer Gate-to-Gate WiFi Service

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After the FAA decided to allow mobile devices to be used during take-off and landing last month, numerous airlines have changed their policies as well, allowing passengers to use their smartphones or tablets from gate to gate. However, Southwest Airlines is going a step further and will allow flyers to use the airline’s WiFi service […]

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 […]

Amazon Discounting Kindles to Celebrate New FAA Policies

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The Federal Aviation Association recently overturned its policy that electronic devices were not to be used during takeoff and landing during a flight. Amazon is pretty excited about it, and they’ve discounted some of its Kindle products by 15%, including the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD, and the entry-level Kindle e-reader. That means that […]

FAA Finally Allowing Electronic Devices “During All Phases of Flight”

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After years of arguing about whether cell phones should be allowed during takeoff and landing of aircrafts, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced today that it’s allowing passengers to use electronic devices “during all phases of flight,” including takeoff and landing. However, the final call will be in the hands of the airlines themselves, so […]

FAA Panel Says WiFi Is Safe During Takeoff and Landing

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An advisory committee for the Federal Aviation Association has deemed it safe for WiFi devices to be used during takeoff and landing. According to the Wall Street Journal, the 28-member panel has determined that WiFi use is fine during the entire length of a flight, and the committee is endorsing the move. Previously, it recommended that […]

FAA Change a Big Win for Gadget-Obsessed Flyers

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A 28-person committee created by the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, in the U.S. is proposing new changes that could be a big win for flyers who use personal electronics. The committee is suggesting that the FAA change its policies to allow flying consumers to be able to use most consumer electronic devices during the […]

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 […]

Senator McCaskill Looking to Change FAA Rules to Allow Gadgets to be Used During Takeoffs, Landings

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Senator Claire McCaskill is beginning to draft legislation that challenges the Federal Aviation Administration’s current policy on banning the use of electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. In a public letter to the FAA, McCaskill says, “Simply put, electronic devices that are currently allowed above 10,000 feet should be allowed for use during all phases […]

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 […]