United, American Airlines now permitting electronic use during takeoff and landing

Jordan O'Brien
November 7, 2013

It seems like yesterfday that the FAA officially changed the rules regarding electronics use during takeoff and landing, but in fact it was this time last week, with both Delta and JetBlue confirming that it’ll be adopting the new policy hours after the announcement. Now it looks like United and American Airlines passengers will also get the same benefit of using electronic devices during takeoff and landing, with the two companies announcing that it’s lifting the ban effective immediately.

The new rules means you can use anything that is handheld and small, such as a Kindle or an iPad, but you’re still advised to have Airplane Mode on, and also you’re prohibited from making in-flight voice calls — which should be obvious by now.

Source: Engadget

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