FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
Come this fall, flying may be slightly less annoying due to pending changes in regulations about the use of electronic devices on airplanes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is prepared to alter the rules and allow for wider use of such gadgets during taxiing, take-off and landing, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The FAA has been studying gadget use on planes for the better part of a year and has drafted a proposal that would see the current restrictions eased significantly. As it stands today, passengers must turn off all electronic devices once the main cabin door is closed. The gadgets must remain off until the plane takes off and achieves an altitude of 10,000 feet. This general rule is followed by all airlines in the U.S.
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