Virgin America becomes the latest airline to let you use electronics during takeoff and landing

By , Nov 22, 2013

Virgin America, one of my personal favorite airlines, is now allowing its passengers to use their electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

As of today, Virgin America is allowing travelers unrestricted use of most portable electronic devices (PEDs) from “gate-to-gate” on all phases of flights on all of its aircraft within U.S. airspace.  Although some carriers have already lifted the restriction of PED use on many aircraft and during certain categories of flight, Virgin America’s fleet of 53 new Airbus A320-family aircraft is the first cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for PED usage during all categories of flight – even during CAT II and CAT III precision approaches and landings.

Unlike most other airlines, Virgina America has also been cleared by the FAA to let its passengers use electronic devices during all categories of flight (yes, that means even in low visibility).

Frontier is now the last major airline not allowing PED usage on its flights. It should only be a matter of time.

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  • Ted Forbes

    Could this be just an experiment? Have they properly study all possibilities of safety or is this apart of the study? Why all of a sudden you can now do what you couldn’t do for a long time?

    Man they had you scared, nervous, feeling guilty and they even threatened to kick you off the plain if you didn’t turn off the darn thing. And now all of a sudden its OK!!!!!