FAA to Discuss Allowing More In-Flight Electronic Devices

Drawn-out process goes on while folks quietly ignore the rules anyway


A federal advisory panel will meet this week to come up with recommendations for the use of electronic devices on airplanes during take-offs and landings.

The Federal Aviation Administration committee, which has been meeting since January, will gather behind closed doors tomorrow and Wednesday to discuss whether or not restrictions should be eased, an FAA spokesperson said.

The panel of industry and labor representatives had been scheduled to make recommendations in July, but the FAA extended the deadline to this month.