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Australia also allows mobile devices in-flight

Published Tue, Aug 26, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[SYDNEY] Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday were allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by the country's aviation authority.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) move, which followed similar decisions by the US and European Union last year, allows passengers to have their devices on "flight mode" during taxi-ing, take-off and landing.

This disables cellular service, so passengers will still not be able to make calls or send texts.

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