News about Portable Electronics In Flight
News from US Airways in regards to Portable Electronics:
| We're excited to announce that you can now use your portable electronic devices under 10,000 feet. That means smaller, handheld approved devices can be used in ‘airplane mode' during all phases of flight – from taxi to takeoff to landing. |
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A few things to note about this new change:
Phone calls are still limited and can be made prior to departure, while the aircraft is parked at the gate, after landing while taxiing to the gate or as advised by the flight crew.
- Smaller devices can be used on flights within the 50 United States
- Larger devices, like full-size laptops, must be turned off and stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing
- Headsets should be used for any audible portable device
- This update only pertains to mainline flights, but we’re working to implement this policy on our Express carriers as soon as possible