The FAA announced a change in its policy on personal electronic devices today, expanding the use of portable electronic devices (PED) "gate to gate." Airlines for America, the trade group for the major U.S. carriers commended the news, issued the following statement: "A4A commends the PED Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for its report and recommendations on expanded use of personal electronic devices inflight. A4A and our members will work with the FAA to ensure expanded customer use of electronic devices is implemented safely and expeditiously." Both Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways have filed plans with the Federal Aviation Administration to allow the use of personal electronic devices during all phases of flights.
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