"I like to read on planes, and I have fully embraced my Kindle," said Nuzum, a computer programmer for a major company. "It seemed like a shame you had to shut it off."
A United Airlines spokesman told Bloomberg News that the company is "excited to offer this new benefit because our customers tell us they want to use their portable electronic devices."
based airline said in a news release. In addition, the company's regional aircraft will be ready by the end of the year, officials Under Armour Shoes Speedform said.
"In support of the FAA's call for expanded (personal electronic device) usage in flight, more than 570 mainline domestic aircraft stand ready to allow customer use of e readers, tablets and Under Armour Clutchfit Micro G
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Use of cellphones for voice calls remains prohibited, and heavier devices must still be stowed.
If you have ever been sitting on a runway, electronic devices turned off, wondering when you'll get the chance to tackle that next level of Angry Birds or the next chapter of a hot new e book, help is on the way.
The rules change has created a race, of sorts, to roll out the service. Officials with Delta Air Lines, which served three cities with 24 total flights out of Des Moines on Thursday, said it was ready to become the first airline to allow the use of the mobile devices once the FAA approves its testing.
For about nine months, various industry leaders huddled at the request of FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Last month, a committee recommended that the aviation regulator implement revised rules similar to those that were rolled out Thursday.
"This is clearly a step in the right direction," he said.
Rules to give airline passengers more freedom to use electronic gadgets
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"Passengers will eventually be able to read e books, play games and watch videos on their devices during all phases of flight, with very limited exceptions," the federal agency said in a statement Thursday.
As airlines weighed their next move, air travelers like Matt Nuzum, 38, of Des Moines rejoiced.
of their flights," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a news release. "These guidelines reflect input from passengers, pilots, manufacturers and flight attendants, and I look forward to seeing airlines implement these much anticipated guidelines in the near future."
Also, any usage must be done with the phone on airplane mode or with its cellular service disabled, meaning actions like surfing the Internet, texting or downloading data cannot be done without using an airplane's Wi Fi, if available.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that airlines can now allow the use of electronic devices like e readers, smartphones and tablets during takeoffs and landings. However, they must first prove their aircraft can handle the electronic use safely, because the devices can interfere with an airplane's systems.
Despite being a self described "Web geek," Nuzum said he doesn't feel the need to remain connected while on a flight. However, as rules relax a bit more, he said he expects airlines and technology to eventually reach a point where even fewer activities are restricted.
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