TODAY   |  September 23, 2013

FAA to relax rules on device use on planes

The flight regulation agency is expected to relax restrictions on some devices on planes as early as 2014, including tablets and previously downloaded podcasts and videos. However, the ban will remain in place for phone calls, emails, text messages and Wi-Fi.

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>> welcome news for flyers, we could be left to our own devices. the faa is expected to loosen some restrictions on devices on planes. what would be allowed? tablets, previously downloaded podcasts and videos, but the ban will remain in place for phone calls, e-mails, text messages, and wi-fi use. the goal is to have one policy in place for all airlines and all airplanes.

>> i applaud that.

>> so does alec baldwin .