Thursday, the FAA announced they will start allowing
passengers to use electronic devices during all phases of their flights
including takeoff and landing. The policy will allow passengers to use
electronic devices gate to gate and is expected to be implemented by airlines
before the new year. Passengers will still not be permitted to make phone calls
during flights, but they will be able to connect to Wi-Fi, browse
the internet, read e-books, play games, and watch videos during all phases of
the flight with limited exceptions. This policy development will not change passengers behavior, it will only permit what everyone already does on flights anyways.