homeland security http://wlrn.org en FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics http://wlrn.org/post/faa-says-fliers-can-safely-use-most-electronics Saying it has "determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight," <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15254" target="_blank">the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday</a> that it is advising airlines they can let fliers use their much-loved e-books, tablets and other handhelds "gate-to-gate."<p>Cellphone calls, however, would still be prohibited.<p>The agency says it expects that by the end of this year, "many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22963 at http://wlrn.org FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics