FAA to ease electronic device restrictions aboard aircraft

Electronic devices may not be banned on airplanes for much longer. The FAA announced today that it is going to be easing the restrictions on

The agency says that each individual airline will determine its own rules during takeoff, landing and other portions of a flight.

The agency says that each individual airline will determine its own rules during takeoff, landing and other portions of a flight. (10/31/13)

WOODBURY - Electronic devices may not be banned on airplanes for much longer.

The FAA announced today that it is going to be easing the restrictions on the use of personal electronic devices aboard aircraft.

The agency says that each individual airline will determine its own rules during takeoff, landing and other portions of a flight.

The only time electronic devices will not be able to be used on an aircraft is during the flight safety video or safety presentation at the beginning of each flight.

Riders will still not be able to make cellphone calls during a flight. Cellphones will need to be turned into airplane mode.

For more on the FAA press conference on electronic devices in flight, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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