As the FAA approves electronics and gadgets on flights passengers are rejoicing everywhere. The FAA revealed the new policy on Thursday (Oct. 31), meaning passengers can now read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music on their devices from gate-to-gate. According to a report on the decision, they still aren't going to allow calls to be made from cell phones.
It's too early to get really excited about this policy change, as it is now up to each individual airline when it will get implemented. This means that some airlines could take quite a while to adjust to the change, with some possibly maintaining the refusal to allow electronics to be used. The airlines also have to adjust to the new policy if planes aren't ready to allow the use of those gadgets. Newer planes are already prepared for this.
A statement from the FAA reads, "Under the new guidelines, airlines whose planes are properly protected from electronic interference may allow passengers to use the devices during takeoffs, landings and taxiing." It sounds easy enough, but now the airlines have to get their people trained and ready to implement the new rules. An early report states that Delta is trying hard to meet the requirements so their passengers can enjoy these new freedoms right away.
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