The FAA is discussing the possibility of loosening rules related to the use of electronic devices on airplanes. Earlier this year, the FAA mentioned that they were looking into allowing certain electronic devices to be used for a greater duration during flights. A committee is being assembled to begin a 6 month review of the situation. Using cell phones during flights is not being considered, but devices such as iPads will be reviewed.
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Mobile-Device Use During the Whole Flight?