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FAA to relax ban on use of in-flight personal electronics

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Looks like Alec Baldwin may soon be able to squeeze in a few more game of Words With Friends.

On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration said it is expected to relax the ban on use of some personal-electronic devices at low altitudes and on runways, as result of a FAA study groups' review of the agency's policies.

According to a statement obtained by Fox News, the agency said that it recognizes that consumers want greater use of personal electronics on board flights. "That is why we tasked a government-industry group to examine the safety issues and the feasibility of changing the current restrictions. At the group's request, the FAA has granted a two-month extension to complete the additional work necessary for the safety assessment. We will wait for the group to finish its work before we determine next steps."


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