Air- Southwest Is Only Major Airline Still Barring Gate-To-Gate Use Of Electronic Devices – Consumerist

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Nov. 7, 2013

When the FAA announced last week that it would finally give airlines the authority to allow passengers the use of certain portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing, it said it could take several months for airlines to go through the process of vetting their planes to demonstrate the jets can safely handle radio interference. But in the short time since, every major airline except Southwest now has flights with gate-to-gate use of PEDs.

JetBlue was first out of the gate, announcing on Nov. 1 that all 191 of its planes had been cleared for people to keep playing Sudoku on their iPhones or listening to James Taylor’s greatest hits to calm themselves during takeoff. The airline is even holding a photo contest that encourages passengers to take photos from below 10,000 feet.

Delta also rushed to declare that its jets were given the all-clear for use of electronic devices, followed quickly thereafter by American Airlines.

Both United and US Airways announced earlier today that their planes are also approved, with the caveat from United that not all United Express planes are yet cleared.

via Southwest Is Only Major Airline Still Barring Gate-To-Gate Use Of Electronic Devices – Consumerist.

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