British Airways to allow electronics to be used throughout the flight

December 28, 2013 in Flying, Travel News

British Airways

Following the recent relaxation of rules by the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has since followed suit by relaxing restrictions on the use of electronic devices during flight.

The first major airline to adopt these revised guidelines is British Airways, which is in discussions with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) to making this a reality.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “British Airways is working closely with the UK CAA and hopes to be in a position to announce a relaxation in the rules around the use of handheld electronic devices very soon.”

Under these revised guidelines, devices like the iPhone, iPad, ebook readers or portable game consoles can be used from gate-to-gate as long as they are in flight mode. Larger devices such as laptops will still have to be switched off during take off and landing.