FAA Approves Delta and JetBlue To Allow Electronic Devices Starting Immediately

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Yesterday I wrote about how the FAA approved the use of electronic devices in all stages of flight.

While, Delta Air Lines just got their approval from the FAA to start allowing personal electronic devices to be used below 10,000 feet starting immediately. This will be for all domestic mainline Delta flights.

JetBlue also applied and just got their approval as well today so if you’re flying on any of JetBlue’s 191 aircraft you can now use your electronic devices as well.

If you’re flying on Delta or JetBlue tonight or this weekend, I’d love to hear how this is going into affect.

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As a recap, Delta posted this yesterday:

Delta Air Lines is ready to allow its customers to be the first to use their portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet as early as Nov. 1, 2013 pending Federal Aviation Administration approval. All Delta aircraft have completed carrier-defined PED tolerance testing to ensure the safe operation of passenger portable electronic devices during all phases of flight and Delta’s plan has been submitted to the FAA for approval.

In support of the FAA’s call for expanded PED usage in flight, more than 570 mainline domestic aircraft stand ready to allow customer use of e-readers, tablets, and smartphones, all in airplane mode, during taxi, takeoff and landing on domestic flights. Delta Connection’s more than 550 regional aircraft will be ready by the end of the year. In-flight Wi-Fi will continue to be available for customers above 10,000 feet.

Bottom Line:

Delta and JetBlue are the first of many airlines to start allowing electronic devices during all stages of flights. Great job to both Delta and JetBlue and here’s to looking for more to follow.

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  1. On a 7:48am flight Friday morning from Jackson to ATL the FA announced that we were free to use PEDs at anytime. Maybe they jumped the gun.

    On the next flight from ATL to JAN (with a 200mph+ tail wind) they announced that we couldn’t use PEDs.


  2. Last night from DCA to ATL and then ATL to GNV pilot announced the application is in to FAA but as of last night no approval to use PEDS on Delta from FAA.

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