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This should be easy enough to understand: Good users sit in rows of three, people talking on a cellphone get their own row. Wait, that's not the message?

The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it will allow the use of electronic devices on airplanes not only above 10,000 feet, but during both departures and arrivals. The FAA issued guidelines that airlines must meet before allowing flyers to keep their devices on, and both JetBlue and Delta were racing today  to get approval for flights originating late this afternoon.

If the airline you are flying says it has met the FAA’s guidelines, the new rules are pretty simple: You can keep your devices on as long as they are in airplane mode, calling and texting over cellular data is prohibited, and heavy devices like laptops must still be stowed.

To make things even easier, the FAA released this simple infographic, reprinted in full below:

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