Canada to Finally Allow Mobile Devices Use During All Phases of Flight

Canada’s federal government says it will soon allow the use of mobile devices and personal computers during all phases of flight, so long as they are in non-transmission mode. Until now passengers have been unable to use their devices during takeoff and landing.

Airlines will be left to determine whether they’ll actually allow the use of devices on their flights. They’ll also have to prove usage of the devices won’t affect their plans.

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