Articles tagged “peds”

Why Rules on In-Flight Electronics Are Still Complicated

Why Rules on In-Flight Electronics Are Still Complicated

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Whatever the rules actually are, the experience using PEDs changes so much from plane to plane that passengers are best served by keeping expectations low.

4 years ago

Holiday Travel Set With More Device Use, Fees to Board Early and Packed Planes

Holiday Travel Set With More Device Use, Fees to Board Early and Packed Planes

Helen Anders, Austin American-Stateman

Planes will be so packed for holiday travel this year that paying a fee for early boarding is looking less these days like an optional service, and more like a logical one to purchase if travelers want some overhead bin space.

5 years ago

Largest U.S. Airlines Now Allow Electronic Devices Gate-to-Gate, Except Southwest

Largest U.S. Airlines Now Allow Electronic Devices Gate-to-Gate, Except Southwest

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Southwest dropped the ball widened in-flight use of portable electronic devices. It's ironic that the airline's new tagline in TV spots is, "If it matters to you, it matters to us." Well, Southwest, this matters.

5 years ago

United Finally Does Something Right: Relaxing Digital Device Usage on Flights

United Finally Does Something Right: Relaxing Digital Device Usage on Flights

Associated Press

This time, United isn't dead last at something. Of course, this being United, some screw up will happen on the tech side, just wait.

5 years ago

Foreign Airlines Need Permission From Home to Allow Gate-to-Gate Device Use

Foreign Airlines Need Permission From Home to Allow Gate-to-Gate Device Use

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Global aviation authorities followed the FAA's decision to ban electronic use during takeoff and landing so it is likely that they will follow its decision to allow electronic use during all stages of flight as well.

5 years ago

Delta Video Shows Portable Electronics Policy Not Just For Business Travelers

Delta Video Shows Portable Electronics Policy Not Just For Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Kudos to the creative team that came up with Lily's Delta Surprise. Let's see what other airlines will come up with to outdo this one.

5 years ago

JetBlue Behind the Scenes Video, First Flight With Device Use From the Gate

JetBlue Behind the Scenes Video, First Flight With Device Use From the Gate

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue's first out of the gate status on permitted use of portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet isn't going to upend market share dynamics, but it definitely makes United, American, Southwest and others look pretty lethargic.

5 years ago

In-Flight Wi-Fi Blackout Still In Place Below 10,000 Feet

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Gogo's air-to-ground Wi-Fi network has been rendered even more of a legacy system by the new FAA rules on portable electronic devices because Gogo would have make massive changes to it to make the Wi-Fi system work below 10,000 feet.

5 years ago

JetBlue and Delta to Implement New Device Rules As Soon As Today

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue and Delta will get a lot of street cred with passengers for being swift in implementing the new procedures for portable electronic devices, although it will be unlikely to change any market share dynamics.

5 years ago

Here Are the 28 People You Can Thank For Using Your Digital Device on Flights

Rafat Ali, Skift

Now that this is handled, how about we move on to finally modernizing air traffic control with the much-delayed Next Generation Air Transportation System?

5 years ago

Everything You Need to Know About Using Devices on U.S. Airlines

Skift

There will be a ton of passenger confusion about what the new FAA framework on expanded use of portable electronic devices will mean for passengers, especially as it may vary airline to airline. Delta is out front in beginning to communicate these prospective changes to its customers.

5 years ago

The Internet Is Thanking Nick Bilton for the FAA’s New Rules

The Internet Is Thanking Nick Bilton for the FAA’s New Rules

Jason Clampet, Skift

We're patiently waiting for Bilton's victory lap story.

5 years ago