FAA Changes Rules on Consumer Devices on Flights

Passengers will now be able to leave their devices on when flying.
3:00 | 10/31/13

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Big change underway as were on the air tonight many passengers will learn that they can now leave their gadgets on even during takeoff. World news hearing from passengers across the country is they heard the news late today and tonight some airlines racing to get started. Here's ABC's David -- Stephanie self and -- tablet and Stephanie I ran. Travel a -- with their gadgets which they're about to use a lot more on playing. I read on the tablet playing candy -- -- funds after an exhaustive study the government today announced that using your device on takeoff and landing is not a problem most commercial airplanes can tolerate radio interference. From portable electronic devices. So here's what that means if the airlines meet new guidelines flyers can use Smartphones tablets. In airplane mode from gate to gate but no cell phone calls no texting. And only heavy devices mostly laptops we'll have to be stowed for takeoff and landing. -- suppliers to react on a device. Tigers and in my music. While I'm not taking off -- that I don't like take office I enjoy reading an electronic books it is using electronic device my kids travel. But flight attendants worry will be so busy with our devices we won't listen to safety briefings every flight is different that you understand rear exits are in the hunt for -- and he would have to do an evacuation airlines are racing to meet the standards and had to the FDA. Is ready to join the rest of us I see you on a flight once -- reading your Kindle are looking at your iPhone probably an iPad. The airlines are racing to be the first offer the service of the passengers the F they receive a couple request today and says it will process them soon. Does that mean you could actually use one of these gate to gate starting tomorrow we'll see David will see David -- tonight in DC David thanks.

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