FAA infographic explaning the new regulations (Image: FAA)
The new regulations allow for most PED use (Source: FAA)
JetBlue flew the first flight under the new regulations (Photo: JetBlue)
Regulations were set up in 1996 to avoid interfering with navigation beacons (image Wikipedia/Ben Pirard)
On Thursday, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) eased regulations against airline passengers using their Personal Electronic Devices (PED) during the flight. On Friday at 4:30 PM EDT, only 15 minutes after receiving FAA approval for the regulation change, JetBlue’s Flight 2302 from New York's JFK to Buffalo became the first commercial flight to allow passengers to use their PEDs gate-to-gate.
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