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Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices – PEDs – aboard flights on most US based carriers, throughout the entirety of their air journey, by the end of this year.

The retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»