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

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...

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FAA may soon lift restrictions on use of iPhones, iPads, other electronics during takeoff and landing

FAA may soon lift restrictions on use of iPhones, iPads, other electronics during takeoff and landing

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will formally recommend that restrictions on use of electronic devices on aircraft be loosened. The formal recommendation will be sent to the FAA on Monday. If the FAA implements the recommendation, passengers will be able to use devices such as iPhones, iPads, and e-readers during takeoff and landing, according to the AP:

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Want to use your iPad during takeoff and landing? The FAA may soon allow it!

Want to use your iPad during takeoff and landing? The FAA may soon allow it!

You may soon be able to use your iPad on flights during takeoff and landing, as the Federal Aviation Administration is considering loosening restrictions on devices that can be powered on during those times. The list of permitted devices would not include cellphones, and would be restricted to so-called “reading devices” such as Kindles and iPads, and all devices would be required to be...

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