Airline Devices

Airline DevicesJetBlue and Delta have become the first airlines to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to let their passengers use electronic gadgets during all phases of flight. The carriers made near simultaneous announcements this afternoon that they had received the FAA’s OK. The announcements come just a day after FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced a change to the policy that previously required passengers to turn off their electronic devices during takeoffs, landings and taxiing. JetBlue claims to be the first to allow the new usage rules across its entire fleet of approximately 190 jets. Delta, the nation’s second-biggest carrier, notes its new gadget rules apply to all 570 aircraft in its mainline fleet. The FAA’s approval appears to have come near simultaneously for the carriers, each of which was hoping to be first.

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