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Personal Electronics Now Allowed During Takeoff on Delta and JetBlue Flights

jetblue flight with cell phones on

Well that was fast. On Thursday the FAA announced that it would allow personal devices to be turned on during all phases of flight from takeoff to landing. This came with the clause that airlines would have to have their planes inspected for possible frequency interference and if passed would then be able to allow passengers to use their devices from gate to gate.

Delta was the first to pass testing and began allowing devices the same day the announcement passed.

JetBlue quickly followed on November 2nd, even posting a video of the first flight with cell phones and tablets in-hand.

According to Bloomberg, American Airlines and all others are soon to follow. With these new rules in place I can’t imagine any airline waiting too long and risking customer favor to the personal electronic device (PED) friendly competition.

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2 Responses to Personal Electronics Now Allowed During Takeoff on Delta and JetBlue Flights

  1. Vadim S November 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Well it’s about time. This rule is decades over due.

  2. Nyck November 4, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Can you imagine sitting next to someone yakking continuously during the flight……there will be incidents…..”air rage”…. oh lordy…..I can see it now.

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