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The Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will allow commercial airline flights to give passengers expanded use of most electronic devices during most aspects of a flight.
An advisory committee to the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly recommended more relaxed rules on electronics like laptops and tablets on commercial flights.
As more and more airlines are introducing in-flight Wi-Fi and passengers are demanding to use their smart devices during flights, important groups such as NASA and Boeing are advising caution.
Tired of having to put away your electronic devices during takeoff? Eventually you might not have to, as the FAA is studying the safety of allowing passengers to use their devices mid-flight.