On Thursday, October 31st, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that passengers will soon be able to use electronic devices like e-readers and tablets throughout the entirety of flights, including takeoff and landing. The new regulations will not lift the ban on cell phone calls during flights.
Passengers will be able to use their cell phones, but they must be set to airplane mode. Using tablets, e-readers or phones with books, music, video and other media downloaded before flights can be used from takeoff until landing. Larger electronic devices, like laptop computers and DVD players, will still have to be stowed under seats or in overhead bins during takeoff and landing.