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British Airways first European air carrier to allow gadget use during takeoff and landing

0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2013, 06:01 posted on

Back on Halloween, the FAA gave the flying public in America a treat by allowing them to use their gadgets from "gate to gate," even during takeoff and landing. Of course, this does not include using your device to make phone calls or to surf the net. Earlier this month, the FCC votred to remove the ban on such activities during a flight, and it will be up to the DOT to make the final decision...

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posted on 19 Dec 2013, 07:17

1. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Then I will fly British airways next time!

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:41

2. Augustine (Posts: 433; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I don't know about BA, but cellphone calls during the flight have been permitted in the EU since 2008 (v. bbc.in/1aRZyZS ) and at least Virgin (v. bit.ly/19VbZkX ) and Ryanair (v. ) provide phone connectivity during the flight.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:43

3. Augustine (Posts: 433; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I don't know about BA, but cellphone calls during the flight have been permitted in the EU since 2008 (v. bbc.in/1aRZyZS ) and at least Virgin (v. bit.ly/19VbZkX ) and Ryanair provide phone connectivity during the flight.

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