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The FCC Is Trying To End The Silly Gadget Ban On Airplanes

Steve Kovach

The FCC wants the FAA to consider allowing airplane passengers more leeway in the devices they're allowed to use during flights, according to a letter by FCC chairman Julius Genachowski  obtained by The Hill.

We first heard about the letter from The New York Times

Genachowski's letter isn't very specific though. It only asks the FAA to " enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices." We assume that means during takeoff and landing.

Unfortunately, the letter does not recommend airlines allow you to talk on your cell phone during flights.

Get more details on the proposed changes on The Hill >

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