British Airways to allow use of gadgets during takeoff/landing


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British Airways is to become the first European airline to allow the use of electronic devices, including phones and tablets, during take-off and landing. Thus bringing the end to a 1960′s ruling.

The decision was approved by the British Civil Aviation Authority according to a BBC report, and follows an earlier relaxation of BA’s ruleswhich allowed devices to be used during taxiing.

Similar motions have been made by U.S. carriers, after the FAA ruled that electronic gadgets were safe to use below 10,000 feet.

Devices will still need to be in airplane mode during in-flight use, however. The new rules come into effect on BA flights from Thursday, Dec. 19.

Come on let’s be honest here who else has….. Ahem forgotten to turn off their device…

Source BBC News

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