August 4 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Delta expands PED use on international flights

By Rick Lundstrom

Delta Air Lines will allow passengers flying outside of U.S. airspace to continue using their portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet for international flights effective August 1.

All of the more than 1,250 aircraft in the Delta and Delta Connection fleet have completed carrier-defined PED tolerance testing to ensure the safe operation of passenger portable electronic devices during all phases of flight. In 2013, the policy change allowed passengers to use e-readers, tablets, and smartphones, all in airplane mode, during taxi, takeoff and landing.

Delta stressed it will continue its policy to not allow the use of mobile phone for voice calls, while allowing silent data transmissions.

 

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