FAA Loosens Rules on Electronic Devices

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On Halloween, the Federal Aviation Administration gave travelers a treat by loosening its restrictions on electronic devices likes iPads and Kindles used in flight. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronics during takeoffs, landings, and the full duration of flights. Cell phone use is still prohibited, and travelers are still barred from going online when the plane is less than 10,000 feet in the air. We discuss the new rules and take your questions about holiday air travel.

Guests:

Mark Gerchick, author of "Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths About Air Travel Today;" and aviation consultant and former chief counsel for the FAA

Pauline Frommer, travel expert and publisher for Frommers.com, the budget travel guides; and co-host of "The Travel Show with Arthur & Pauline Frommer"

Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

Larry Salas, base chairperson, Association of Professional Flight Attendants

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