FAA Approves Use Of Most Electronic Devices For Take-Offs & Landings

Soon you’ll no longer have to stop playing Candy Crush during take-off.

Airplane travelers will soon be able to watch videos and play games with their electronic devices throughout their entire flight — and not just above a certain altitude — the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday in a long anticipated announcement. But don’t expect to be chatting on your cell phone. A ban on using cell phones for voice communication remains in effect. The FAA, following months of study by a group of aviation experts, said that airlines can soon allow passengers to use portable electronic devices such as tablets, laptop computers, e-readers and cell phones in airplane mode throughout the flight — with some circumstantial restrictions.

Each airline must submit proof that their planes can withstand any interference before they can adopt the new ruling.