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British Airways implementing gate-to-gate device use from December 19

Following last week's news that British Airways would be the first major European Airline to implement the new relaxed regulations on electronic device use, we now have a time frame, and it's good news. As of Thursday, December 19 British Airways passengers will be allowed to use their personal devices during takeoff and landing for the first time.

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FCC considers allowing in-flight calls as Department of Transportation considers banning them

The FCC may soon change their rules to allow passengers to make cellphone calls during flights, but they might still be banned if the Department of Transportation (USDOT) deems it necessary. While the FCC took steps yesterday that might allow cellphone use during flight, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that USDOT will consider using their power to ban calls through the FAA. However, if even in the FAA does ban calls, it doesn't really reverse any decision by the FCC, according to POLITICO:

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British Airways moves to allow use of electronic devices at all stages of flight

Following the recent FAA rulings in the U.S, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now followed suit by relaxing the restrictions on electronic device usage during flight. One of the first major Airlines to move to get on board with the new guidelines is British Airways, which is currently in discussions with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) over making it happen on its flights.

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EASA approves use of electronic devices at all stages on European flights

Following the recent FAA decision to approve electronic devices for use in all stages of flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its own guidelines and it's good news for Euro flyers. The agency has approved the use of Electronic devices for all stages of flight, providing said devices are put into Airplane mode during travel.

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