The FCC may soon lift its ban on inflight cell phone calls. But airlines have balked at the idea of allowing passengers to use their cell phones on planes. Here's why they're wrong.
For better or worse, the Federal Communications Commission may soon consider lifting the ban on in-flight cell phone use. But airlines say customers don't want wireless service on their flights due to the potential of loud talkers who won't hang up.
Gogo's forthcoming Text & Talk service will allow airlines passengers to make calls and send text messages from their smartphones while flying. Luckily, you still have some time to buy a new pair of headphones to block out all in-flight chatter.
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One by one, airlines in the US are acting on the FAA's ruling permitting carriers to allow the use of electronic devices during all phases of flight, with United on Wednesday announcing its new "electronics-friendly cabins".
The FAA just made phone use during airplane takeoff an acceptable activity after saying it was bad for almost 50 years. Here's what happened on my first gadget-filled flight.
You will soon be able to use your gadgets during takeoff and landing. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it will allow airlines to permit the use of most portable electronic devices during all portions of flights, including takeoff…
A special panel created by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has found that it is safe to use Wi-Fi during all parts of a flight. The news follows reports that the panel has recommended that the FAA lift its ban on gadget use at low altitudes.
An FAA advisory panel has reportedly recommended that the agency lift a ban on using gadgets, like smartphones and tablets, during takeoff and landing. Don't get too excited, though – the FAA still has to change the rules.
To all the people who need to have their phones switched on while onboard a plane, what's so important that it can't wait until you land? Or, more worryingly, have we become too attached to our electronic gadgets we've forgotten how to do anything else?
Sources told The New York Times that the Federal Aviation Administration is looking at becoming more lax on its rule of turning off all electronic devices during take-off and landing. Chances are that we'll be able to use our gadgets during the entire flight…
FAA rules on use of electronics during flights could change in fliers’ favor before year end, report says
If you're a frequent flier frustrated by the FAA's ban on the use of electronic devices during take-off and landing, you'll be pleased to learn that an industry group set up last year to look into the situation may be about to recommend the rules be relaxed.
The Federal Aviation Administration has given plane-maker Boeing permission to conduct test flights on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The plane was grounded last month by airlines around the world after a number of incidents concerning its on-board lithium-ion…
The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all US-based Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft while safety checks are carried out on the plane's lithium-ion batteries. The batteries appear to have been the cause of a number of serious incidents this month…
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