FAA Relaxes Rules On Using Most Electronic Devices In-Flight

(credit: CBS 11 News)

(credit: CBS 11 News)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – People flying American Airlines were allowed to use some of their electronic devices non-stop from gate to gate tonight.

The Federal Aviation Administration relaxed its restrictions on using gadgets on board last week. Passengers are now allowed to listen to music, watch videos and keep their electronic books on in-flight.

However, sending text messages or making calls on-board still isn’t allowed.

For years, the belief that allowing people to use electronic gadgets in the air – transmitting signals to the ground – may interfere with the plane’s instruments.

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