• Home
  • Miscellaneous
  • News
  • US Airways and Alaska Airlines Join Ranks of Airlines Now Allowing Electronic Device Usage Gate-to-Gate

US Airways and Alaska Airlines Join Ranks of Airlines Now Allowing Electronic Device Usage Gate-to-Gate

US Airways and Alaska Airlines Join Ranks of Airlines Now Allowing Electronic Device Usage Gate-to-Gate

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month gave the OK for airlines to allow their passengers to use devices such as tablets during all phases of commercial flights. Now, US Airways and Alaska Airlines have joined the ever-growing ranks of airlines allowing passengers to use the devices from wheels up to wheels down.

'TV Flies Free' on Southwest Airlines Compliments of DISH


Now it’s just up to each individual airline to change their respective rules, and the good news is most of them seem to be onboard. American Airlines already announced its support, and now US Airways and Alaska Airlines are in…

The press release from US Airways reads – (via iClarified):

“Beginning today US Airways customers can now use certain portable electronic devices (PEDs), including e-books, tablets and smartphones, during taxi, takeoff and landing while in “airplane mode” – a departure from the previous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) restriction on use below 10,000 feet. Customers on US Airways domestic mainline flights will now be permitted to use small PEDs during all phases of flight.”

And a similar announcement from Alaska Airlines reads:

“Passengers on Alaska Airlines flights can begin enjoying the use of their tablets, book readers, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate starting Saturday morning. Passengers on Alaska Airlines flights operated by Horizon Air are expected to be able to use their electronic devices during all phases of their flight next week and on flights operated by SkyWest Airlines soon after, pending FAA approval”

There are still some rules passengers must keep in mind. First, cellular devices such as phones and cellular data-enabled tablets must be put into “airplane mode” during flights. Plus, laptops and other devices weighing over 2 pounds must still be stowed during takeoff and landing due to safety concerns.

In addition to American, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines, Delta has also approved the use of devices below 10,000 feet, as has United Airlines, JetBlue, and others.

Be sure to check with your airline for their rules, as more airlines should be “getting onboard” with the new policies very soon.

  1. b+ mushrooms says:

    204059 607183Dead written topic matter, Genuinely enjoyed reading by means of . 60739

  2. 237493 198846Just wanna remark that you have a quite nice internet web site , I like the layout it really stands out. 310580

  3. dmt says:

    124597 59713I recognize there is a great deal of spam on this website. Do you want aid cleaning them up? I may aid in between courses! 188947

  4. 16069 707206Hi there! Excellent stuff, please do tell me when you lastly post something like that! 890771

  5. 798332 70483We guarantee authentic brands avoiding inferior commercial imitations, or even dangerous counterfeits. 481875

  6. 800985 544109An incredibly fascinating examine, I may possibly not concur entirely, but you do make some quite valid points. 770648

  7. 868949 829896The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable, that I assume it should be evil. – Heywood Broun 567558

  8. I want to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I have got you bookmarked to look at new things you postÖ

  9. nova88 says:

    876672 423790you use a amazing weblog here! do you wish to earn some invite posts on my small blog? 243394

  10. 551630 226607You can certainly see your skills inside the work you write. The world hopes for far more passionate writers like you who arent afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart 660312

  11. 568896 473148Hoping to go into business venture world-wide-web Indicates revealing your products or services furthermore companies not only to ladies locally, but nevertheless , to several prospective clients in which are online in most cases. e-wallet 560970

  12. 762602 78112hey there, your web site is amazing. I do thank you for function 799927

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.