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Can you use cell phones and take offs, landings?: U.S.appeals court says so

Washington, D.C. - U.S. aviation officials acted within their authority in allowing airline passengers to use cellphone and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

May 11, 2015  By The Associated Press

The court of threw out a lawsuit from the nation’s largest flight attendants union that challenged the 2013 decision.

The 60,000-member Association of Flight Attendants argued that small electronic devices could distract passengers from safety announcements and become dangerous projectiles. The union said the Federal Aviation Administration had changed an agency regulation without going through required legal steps. | READ MORE


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